Boston Bruins cancel game vs. Ottawa Senators following Marathon bomb blasts

Police officers investigate the scene of a bomb that detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports)

Police officers investigate the scene of a bomb that detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports)

The devastating two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon is going to take a very long time to sort out. In fact, the only thing we can really be sure of now is fact that it will be a while until we are sure of anything.

With at least two confirmed deaths and more than 40 confirmed injuries, playing a hockey game was simply not appropriate. Thus, the Boston Bruins have cancelled their Monday night home showdown against the Ottawa Senators.

The Boston Red Sox took on the Tampa Bay Rays early on Monday. The game, as did the entire MLB, celebrated the 66th anniversary of the day that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier.

That game was over well before the Marathon bombs went off.

In terms of safety, allowing thousands of people to congregate in an enclosed arena would be absolutely foolish, no matter how heightened the level of security.

But that is not what we are worried about here. The thought and prayers of everyone here at Gamedayr go out to the victims of this tragedy.

Hockey can wait.

MORE BOSTON: Footage of the first bomb going off