BOSTON The Red Sox and Bruins have postponed their games while authorities search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
No makeup date was announced for the opener of the Red Sox three-game series against the Kansas City Royals scheduled for Friday night at Fenway Park. The Bruins game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden was rescheduled for Saturday.
CBS affiliate KCTV reports the Royals are in lockdown in their hotel overlooking the site of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Royals, like most of Boston, have been told not to venture outside. The situation has especially come home to the team because some of the hotel room overlooks Boylston Street where the finish line was.
"We've just been told to stay put," said Mike Swanson, vice president of communications for the team, who can see the debris from his room. "We are following orders. Everybody is just biding their time."
On Friday, Red Sox third baseman Will Middelbrooks took to Twitter to express his support and gratitude to Boston:
Proud of this city and everyone who is helping get us back to normal. #BostonPDStay safe everyone.— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) April 19, 2013
Security was tight and emotions were high when the Bruins resumed play on Wednesday night at home against the Buffalo Sabres. Before the game, there was a moment of silence, a slideshow of marathon scenes on the video scoreboard above center ice and a stirring rendition of the national anthem, which was started by long-time Bruins vocalist Rene Rancourt. He sang a few lines then gestured for the fans to join in - which they did.
"We are trying to put on a show for the fans and, hopefully, give them some sort of escape," Buffalo's Drew Stafford said after the game. "With everything that happened, emotions were extremely high tonight. I am sure that there were not a lot of dry eyes in the stands during the anthem."
After the game, players gathered at center ice and raised their sticks in a salute to the fans who had chanted "U.S.A." and "We are Boston."
"You feel like a Bostonian it makes you feel good," Vinny Scinicariello told CBS Boston. His daughter made a sign reading, "We are brave we are strong, we are Boston."
Her mother said making it helped ease her fears. "It's a little scary for her coming here with everything going on, so we assured her that it would be high alert and it would be something to bring everyone together," said Colette Scinicariello.