The game scheduled for Tuesday night in Philadelphia between the Flyers and the Carolina Hurricanes has been postponed because of the massive snow storm pelting the East Coast. A snow emergency was declared earlier on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
This is bad news for the Hurricanes, who already have had one game postponed this season. A game they had slated to play in Buffalo was pushed back because of the polar vortex that hit the East Coast and that was rescheduled for the day before the Olympic break officially ends. Trying to find another date on the Hurricanes' schedule was tough but they managed to get it done while moving things around a little bit.
The game originally scheduled for Tuesday that was snowed out will now be played on Wednesday at 6 ET in Philadelphia. The Flyers will then travel to Columbus for a game on Thursday night while the Hurricanes will play in Buffalo on Thursday. Carolina had been scheduled to host the Ottawa Senators on Friday but that game has now been pushed back to Saturday at noon to avoid three games in three days. Carolina will then play games on Monday and Tuesday. So for those keeping track at home, the Hurricanes are about to play five games in seven days. Hope they're rested.
Earlier on Tuesday the Washington Capitals announced that their home game against the Ottawa Senators would not be postponed. There has been no word yet on the games in New Jersey or New York. Maybe they should be like the Caps and make their mascots shovel the streets around the arenas.
The entire region is seeing half a foot of snow or more, making travel conditions hazardous. The Hurricanes certainly didn't want to see the game postponed but with Philadelphia under an emergency, the Flyers nor NHL had much choice.