Red Sox and Bruins ready to resume play Saturday

  • Associated Press
  • April 20, 2013 - 2:05 AM

BOSTON - The Red Sox and Bruins were ready to return to action after a daylong manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings brought major pro sports in the city to a standstill.

The Red Sox play the Kansas City Royals on Saturday afternoon following the postponement of Friday night's opening game of the scheduled three-game series at Fenway Park. No makeup date was announced.

The Bruins face the Pittsburgh Penguins, also on Saturday afternoon, in a meeting of two of the top four teams in the Eastern Conference. The game had been postponed from Friday night. The Penguins' scheduled home game against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night was rescheduled for Tuesday night.

The postponements came about four hours before the games were to start after authorities told people throughout Boston and some of its suburbs to stay indoors while they searched for the suspect. About three hours later, mass transit train service that had been shut down for much of Friday resumed.

Police had identified two suspects in Monday's bombings near the finish line of the marathon. One man was killed early Friday during a shootout with police. The other was taken into custody Friday night following a standoff during which shots were fired.

Boston College canceled all home athletic events for Saturday, including the annual spring football game.

The suspension of Amtrak train service forced the New England Revolution of MLS to change plans and travel by bus Friday morning for their game against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night at Red Bull Stadium in Harrison, N.J.

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