The game will now take place on Thursday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m. at the TD Garden in Boston.
The game was postponed due to weather conditions caused by Winter Storm Nemo that sparked a State of Emergency to be called in Boston by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. The game was officially postponed when officials deemed it to dangerous for not only staff, but fans to travel to the TD Garden.
Ultimately, Boston ended up blanketed in 24.9 inches (63 cm) of snow, the fifth-highest total ever recorded in the city.
The weather conditions that caused the game to be cancelled also made it impossible for the Lightning to travel by plane to their next game, Sunday at Madison Square Garden to face the New York Rangers. The Lightning took what could not have been a pleasant bus ride from Boston to New York. Thankfully, the team arrived safely at their destination.
The addition of this game at the end of an already compacted schedule is going to make it even more difficult on the team.This is going to cause the team to play 4 games in one week. But to make matter worse, this is going to force a back to back as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at home on April 24th, travel to Boston to take on the Bruins on April 25th, and then with one day for travel and rest, the head back home to face the In-State Rival Florida Panthers for the final game of the regular season.
Apparently, Mother Nature cares about a lot of things, but your team’s playoff push is not one of them.