Northeast storm disrupts schedule for sports teams

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 9, 2013 at 5:48 pm •  Published: February 9, 2013
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By midday Saturday, the National Weather Service reported preliminary snowfall totals of 24.9 inches in Boston, short of the 27.1 inches that fell in the Blizzard of '78 that left hundreds attending the Beanpot college hockey tournament stuck at the old Boston Garden for days.

The Bruins said Saturday's game would be rescheduled as soon as a makeup date could be confirmed. The process is complicated because the Bruins share a building with the NBA's Celtics.

The Bruins and Lightning each already had road games scheduled for Sunday night.

Other games in the Northeast went on as scheduled.

A sellout crowd of 17,625 attended the Pittsburgh Penguins' game in New Jersey game less than 24 hours after a storm dropped more than a foot of snow in the area. The New York Islanders were slated to play at home against the Buffalo Sabres at 7 p.m.

Two Ivy League men's college basketball games that had been scheduled for Saturday night were moved back to Sunday because of treacherous travel conditions. Dartmouth will play at Cornell at noon on Sunday in Ithaca, N.Y., and Harvard will visit Columbia at 2 p.m. Sunday in New York.

Aqueduct also called off Saturday's card because of the storm. The track and Belmont Park were expected to remain open for wagering on out-of-town races, with racing scheduled to resume Sunday. Harness racing was canceled at Freehold Raceway in New Jersey.