NHL games postponed due to massive storm

The NHL has postponed Saturday's game between the Islanders and Flyers as well as Sunday's game between the Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins because of the severe snowstorm.
The Washington Capitals, who were scheduled to play the Anaheim Ducks at the Verizon Centre in Washington on Friday, will have to have their game on Sunday against Pittsburgh similarly rescheduled to due a snowstorm forcing the NHL to postpone the matches. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The NHL has postponed Saturday's game between the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers in Brooklyn because of the massive snowstorm hitting the East Coast.

The league did not announce a makeup date.

The NHL also postponed Sunday's game between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins. Washington's game on Friday against Anaheim had been moved up two hours before the league postponed it that day. Makeup dates have not been set for either of those games.

The worst of the blizzard was yet to come. According to the National Weather Service, strong winds and heavy snow were expected to produce "life-threatening blizzard conditions" throughout Saturday.


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