Hurricanes-Sabres game in Buffalo postponed due to weather

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Not even ice hockey is immune to the polar vortex that has descended on North America this week as the game on Tuesday night between the Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres has been called off.

Buffalo has been under siege not only by the freezing cold temperatures hovering right around 0 degrees Farenheit but as well as the snow that keeps on falling. Currently the city is under a Blizzard Warning through 6 a.m. on Wednesday and the local weather alert issued for Buffalo says seven to 14 inches of snow are expected with a couple more inches overnight. In total there could be three feet of snow on the ground.

Officially, the game is being "postponed due to the hazardous weather conditions in the
Buffalo area."

All of this combines to make travel to the game awfully difficult not only for the teams but for the fans as well. It becomes a dangerous situation so instead the game is called off and will be pushed back to another date.

The Hurricanes are scheduled to make another trip to Buffalo in two weeks on Jan. 23 but the possibility of squeezing in a back-to-back would be too tough as the Canes are in Philadelphia on the 21st and then back in Carolina on the 24th. Playing four games in four nights isn't feasible, so they'll have to find a spot to fit the game in down the line.

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