Winnipeg's winter wallop forces NHL to push back Jets-Kraken game
League reschedules game to take place on May 1
The NHL has pushed back a scheduled matchup between the Seattle Kraken and Winnipeg Jets as a winter storm sweeps through southern Manitoba.
The NHL says the game, originally scheduled for Wednesday, will instead be played at 1 p.m. CT on May 1.
The league says the storm would not only force the cancellation of the game but prevent "timely and necessary post-game travel."
The Jets are set to face the Panthers in Florida on Friday.
Winnipeg (35-28-11) kept its faint playoff hopes alive Monday with a 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. The Kraken (23-43-6) have been eliminated from post-season contention in their inaugural season.
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Meanwhile, the Western Hockey League announced that a game between the Winnipeg Ice and Regina Pats, scheduled for Thursday at Winnipeg's Wayne Fleming Arena, has also been postponed. A date for the make-up match was not announced.