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The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins await the outcome of larger events as morning skate is cancelled for both teams. Keep an eye on the news, and stay safe, BOSTON STRONG.

Jared Wickerham

<p><b> With the City of Boston presently in lockdown, the Bruins vs. Penguins game may be postponed as more important matters are tended to. Keep an eye on the news. For now, here's where we stand:</b></p>

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<li> Morning skate for the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins has been cancelled. If the game is a go tonight, thy have planned a charity auction of the game worn sweaters to benefit The One Fund. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/bruins-penguins-cancel-practices-during-boston-lockdown-prepare-132202469--nhl.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Here's what's at stake if the game is a go for tonight. Carl Soderberg may debut, Milan Lucic may be a healty scratch. Jarome Iginla and Jaromir Jagr will be in the spotlight. [<a href="http://causewaycrowd.com/2013/04/18/boston-bruins-look-to-take-down-the-first-place-pittsburgh-penguins/">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> Playoff ticket sales have been postponed to Monday, April 22 at 11am. [<a href="http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/2013/04/bruins_cancel_m.html">Boston.com</a>]</li>

<li> It is time to play against the best in the conference and set the tone for the playoffs. [<a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/04/18/bruins-need-to-play-their-best-against-penguins-to-prepare-for-playoffs/">WBZ,CBSLocal</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins and Sabres postgame salute to the crowd was Thomas Vanek 's suggestion. Class move. [<a href="http://nesn.com/2013/04/andrew-ference-says-postgame-salute-was-thomas-vaneks-idea-calls-move-ultra-classy/">NESN</a>]</li>

<li> Milan Lucic has had a "disappointing season" and "his game is not where it should be." Peter Chiarelli offers that it may be a hangover from a lack of training during the lockout. Lucic offers no excuses. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/bruins/post/_/id/11743/chiarelli-lucic-has-had-disappointing-season">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Here is a fancystats look at Lucic, who should probably shoot more and hit less. Remember? All the other NHL teams are looking for "the next Milan Lucic." [<a href="http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2013/04/19/milan-lucic-may-be-a-healthy-scratch-friday-whats-wrong-with-milan/">TheScore</a>]</li>

<li> Jarome Iginla who? Jaromir Jagr is eager to play against his old team. [<a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2013/04/18/jarome-iginla-coming-to-boston-after-spurning-bruins/">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> NBC Sports' broadcast of the Bruins vs Sabres game resulted in a viewership record for a regular season game, drawing 1.1 million pairs of eyes. [<a href="http://tv.broadwayworld.com/article/NBC-Sports-Buffalo-Sabres-Boston-Bruins-Game-Draws-Nearly-1-Million-Viewers-20130418">BWWTVWorld</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins vs. Sabres game was all about Boston, solidarity expressed through sport. [<a href="http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9186702/the-boston-bruins-boston-marathon-bombing">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> Participate in a game thread for charity to benefit One Fund Boston. [<a href="http://www.stanleycupofchowder.com/2013/4/17/4234994/gamethreading-for-charity-one-fund-boston-bruins-vs-penguins-cool">StanleyCupofChowder</a>]</li>

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