Boston Bruins: 5 Games in Growing Danger of Cancellation by the NHL Lockout

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Boston Bruins: 5 Games in Growing Danger of Cancellation by the NHL Lockout
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As of Thursday, all originally scheduled preseason NHL games have been scrubbed out. For the Boston Bruins, this means striking off two exhibition engagements at TD Garden for Oct. 3 and 5.

Even if the league can salvage a partial 2012-13 campaign, it will likely mean sacrificing most, if not all, nonconference games for the regular season. For the Bruins, that would mean deleting four Western Conference visitors from the October/November slate.

In addition, a relatively minor but no less time-honored tradition could be obstructed for the third time in as many work stoppages if a CBA is not formulated before Thanksgiving. Just like the nonconference matchups, that special date and faceoff time are irreplaceable, whereas most Eastern Conference games can simply be rescheduled.

If the lockout claims any more victims on the 2012-13 schedule, the five home games Bruins fans will miss out on are as follows in chronological order.

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