Boston Bruins

Sep 23, 2019; Boston, MA: A general view of the TD Garden arena before a preseason game between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers. (Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports)

In a matter of hours, the Bruins have picked up significantly more time to get their Christmas shopping done, as the NHL has postponed the Dec. 23 meeting between the Bruins and Avalanche at TD Garden.

This latest postponement comes after the Bruins, who are going through a significant COVID outbreak right now, were informed that Saturday’s road game against the Canadiens was postponed.

But this postponement is not coming as a result of the B’s situation, but the Avs’, as the NHL has decided to keep the Avalanche, Calgary Flames, and Florida Panthers out of action through the league’s Christmas break.

That decision was made by the National Hockey League despite the fact that the Avalanche have fewer reported COVID cases than the Bruins and with the Bruins and Panthers hovering around the same number.

This (rather peculiar and inconsistent) decision, as of right now, means that it will be game on for the Bruins on Sunday night against the Senators in Ottawa and then again on Tuesday night at home against the Hurricanes.

The Bruins scrapped their scheduled practice in New York and flew back to Boston earlier today.

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