The Boston Bruins have announced that Saturday’s 7pm ET game against the Detroit Red Wings has been moved up to 3pm ET, in order as to not compete with Game One of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros.
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BREAKING: Bruins move up start time to 3 p.m. for Sat game in Boston vs. Red Wings. Previously slated for 7 p.m.
Again, presumably this decision was made so the Bruins wouldn’t have to compete with the Red Sox for fans, both in the arena and on television. The Red Sox, of course, defeated the New York Yankees 403 last night in Game Four of the American League Divisional Series to move on in the MLB postseason. Boston is a huge sports town, so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised by this move, but it’s fair to say that not ever Boston sports fan agrees with this move.
The Bruins are facing some online backlash from fans who have already bought tickets to Saturday’s game and are now forced to change plans, or have their tickets go unused. Ouch. Imagine paying $100+ to watch a game and then finding out that the team switched the start time on you. Not cool, Bruins. Not cool at all.
As for the Red Wings, they’re probably just fine getting off the ice a few hours earlier on a Saturday night in a fun city like Boston. It’s worth noting that they don’t play again until Monday evening in Montreal, so it’s likely that they’ll spend the evening in Boston following Saturday afternoon’s game. No word yet on whether they plan on taking in the Sox game or not...
Regardless of the scheduling change, it must be hard for Bruins fans to be too upset with their team's start to the 2018-19 regular season. The Stanley Cup contenders have gone 2-1-0 in their first three games and are currently riding a two game win streak following their season opening stinker against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. The team's star players have picked up right where they left off last season and the team seems to be firing on all cylinders. Suffice it to say, it's a fun time to be a Boston sports fan.