Hockey is a cold-weather sport, but some wintery conditions are too much even for a hockey game to go on as scheduled.
As such, the Flyers' scheduled 7 p.m. game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Wells Fargo Center has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m on Wednesday and will be televised on TCN. Tickets issued for tonight's game will be honored on Wednesday.
With the rescheduling, the Flyers now play a back-to-back as they take on the Blue Jackets in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The decision to postpone the game was made shortly after Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter declared a snow emergency effective 4 p.m. Tuesday. The city and surrounding regions are expected to see snow accumulation totals as high as 16". Though the Broad Street Line will remain open through the night and will run trains regularly, travel is considered dangerous and residents of the area have been encouraged to stay off the roads.
This is the second time the Hurricanes have had a game postponed this season because of dangerous weather. On Jan. 7, their game in Buffalo against the Sabres was pushed to a future date because of hazardous conditions.