By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
A marathon Game 1 between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning has pushed Game 1 between the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes to tomorrow morning, the NHL has announced.
Due to the length of the Lightning-Blue Jackets game, Game 1 between the @NHLBruins and @Canes - originally scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET today - has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 11:00 a.m. ET.
This will now put the Bruins into a back-to-back situation for Games 1 and 2, with Game 2 scheduled for Thursday night at 8 p.m. That is unless the Jackets and Lightning decide to have another historically long game on Thursday, too. (Hell, maybe they're still playing Game 1 by the the time that rolls around.)
With a back-to-back situation already on the table for Games 5 and 6 of this series, the Bruins and 'Canes could potentially play six games in nine days in the opening round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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