Friday night’s game between the Bruins and Penguins has been postponed due to the search for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, the Boston Police announced Friday afternoon. The game, scheduled to be played at TD Garden at 7 p.m., is tentatively rescheduled for Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The league will confirm the game’s status no later than 8:30 a.m.

Because of the rescheduling for Saturday, the Penguins and Sabres will play their game originally scheduled for Saturday night Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Pittsburgh.

Both the Bruins and Penguins cancelled their morning skates for Friday due to the search for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The B’s were set to take the ice at TD Garden, with the Penguins scheduled to go on at 11:30. As of noon, Friday’s game is still scheduled to be played.

Furthermore, the Bruins have postponed the on-sale time for playoff tickets from Friday at 11 a.m. to Monday at 11 a.m.

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WILMINGTON — Bruins coach Claude Julien said following Thursday’s practice that forward Carl Soderberg is “probable” for Friday’s game against the Penguins. Soderberg, who arrived on Tuesday and participated in the Bruins’ morning skate and warmups Wednesday, practiced on the left wing of a line with Chris Kelly and Jaromir Jagr Thursday.

WILMINGTON — After skating with the healthy scratches in Thursday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena, Bruins forward Milan Lucic said he wouldn’t blame Claude Julien for making him a healthy scratch.

WILMINGTON — Perhaps a healthy scratch could be in Milan Lucic‘s near future, as the 24-year-old power forward was among the extra forwards in Thursday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena.

Lucic, who has just two goals over his last 27 games and six goals on the season, joined Kaspars Daugavins and Jay Pandolfo in green jerseys to signify the spare forwards. The lines were as follows:

Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand could not have picked a more emotional night to make their returns from concussions.

Bergeron hadn’t played since April 2, a span of six games. Marchand missed the last two games since being elbowed by Anton Volchenkov of the Devils.

Neither player figured in the scoring but both had a positive signs of bouncing back on a night the city of Boston looked to bounce back.

Longtime Bruins national anthem singer Rene Rancourt joined Dennis & Callahan on Thursday morning, following Wednesday night’s emotional performance that preceded the Bruins’ game against the Sabres.

Rancourt started singing before putting down his microphone and allowing the 17,000-plus fans to take the lead.

“It was a very different sensation for me,” Rancourt said. “This was a first for me. I’ll tell you, I’m speechless for the first time in my life.”

As the Bruins took the ice in darkness prior to the opening faceoff Wednesday night, the Garden felt like an oversized high school rink. As big a city as Boston is, the atmosphere was the perfect picture of a close community. It didn’t feel like the big, way-too-loud production that an NHL game usually is.



The Sabres came from behind in the third period to eventually beat the Bruins, 3-2, in a shootout Wednesday night at TD Garden. Boston clinched a playoff berth by getting a point out of the contest.

With the B’s leading late, Cody Hodgson scored on a 6-on-4 with 48 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at two, making for the Bruins’ latest blown lead in the third period. The teams skated to a scoreless overtime period before Drew Stafford beat Anton Khudobin in the in the shootout to deliver Buffalo the victory.

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, TD Garden, the NHL and NHL Players’ Association announced have pledged to donate a combined $250,000 to the One Fund Boston, which raises money for the families of those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.