Sport: Bruins reschedule game due to blasts

The National Hockey League's lockout shortened season has been extended an extra day due to the deadly explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday.

League officials announced Tuesday that the Boston Bruins-Ottawa Senators game which was postponed because of the finish line blasts has been rescheduled to April 28 at the Garden arena.

"On behalf of my entire family, our prayers and deepest sympathies are with those who were injured, lost their lives, their families and the entire city of Boston," said team owner Jeremy Jacobs.

"We will be there to offer our support in any way that we can in the wake of this tragedy."

Monday's Bruins game was set to be played at the downtown arena just blocks from the site of the twin blasts that caused chaos in the city, killing at least three and injuring over 100, some critically.

A labour dispute which lasted four months after the owners locked the players out of NHL arenas resulted in the 2012-13 regular season being reduced from 82 to just 48 games.

The National Basketball Association announced Monday that the Boston Celtics regular season-ending home game on Tuesday against Indiana was being cancelled and would not be rescheduled.

The contest did not carry any playoff implications. Boston is the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, eight games behind Indiana, which is third and cannot catch the second place New York Knicks.

Both teams end the NBA regular season on Wednesday, with Boston heading to Toronto, Canada and Indiana hosting Philadelphia.

There were moments of silence prior to sporting events at stadiums around the United States on Monday.

That included Dodgers stadium in Los Angeles where the Dodgers and San Diego Padres celebrated the legacy of civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson who broke baseball's colour barrier.

gph/mdl