[UPDATE: The NHL has announced that Tuesday’s Predators-Stars game has also been postponed. A makeup date will be announced as soon as it can be rescheduled.]
Snowy weather in Texas, not COVID, caused Monday’s Nashville Predators – Dallas Stars game to be postponed. It’s possible that Tuesday’s Predators – Stars game could also be postponed to conserve power as Texas deals with significant, and unusual, weather challenges.
Specifically, concerns about power outages/power conservation drove the decision to postpone the Stars – Predators game. The league announced that make-up dates will be announced when possible.
Tonight’s game between the @PredsNHL and @DallasStars has been postponed due to the weather-related State of Emergency that remains in effect in Dallas. A make-up date will be announced as soon as it can be confirmed. https://t.co/3RofFNob6Y pic.twitter.com/Riysy5VLzU
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 16, 2021
(The Athletic’s Sean Shapiro ranks among those who report that Tuesday’s Predators – Stars game could be postponed, too.)
To put things mildly, this all came together late. Shapiro notes that players were informed of the decision while they were getting ready in the locker room. That makes sense, as the Stars tweeted these photos of players arriving, and were counting down to gametime.
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 15, 2021
Strange, and sometimes snowy, times.