The Philadelphia Flyers and the Carolina Hurricanes were scheduled to meet Tuesday evening at the Wells Fargo Center. But now they won't. The game has been moved to Wednesday "due to the snow emergency declared in the city of Philadelphia," said the NHL in a release.
Much of the East Coast is enduring a blizzard right now, which left fans in Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, and even Washington wondering if they needed to brave the snow to watch their players take the ice.
But only Philadelphia's game has been postponed.
It's not a huge inconvenience for the Flyers, although now their game in Columbus on Thursday will be the second half of a back-to-back, with the team likely flying out immediately after the Carolina game. To give them a little extra time, puck drop Wednesday will be at 6pm instead of 7pm.
It's a little trickier for Carolina, who were initially scheduled to play the Sabres on Thursday and the Senators on Friday. Pushing Tuesday's game to Wednesday without making any other changes would have left them with three games in three nights.
To prevent that, the Hurricanes' game versus the Senators has been moved to Saturday afternoon.
That makes three games in two weeks the Hurricanes have had to postpone due to a blizzard. On January 7, the NHL rescheduled their date with the Buffalo Sabres.
Rough luck there, although it's also a little funny. We'll just be over here, chuckling to ourselves at a team named after a dangerous storm leading the league in games postponed due to inclement weather. Maybe they should change their name to the Carolina Wins. Couldn't hurt.
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