Hurricanes vs. Flyers Game Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

R. Cory SmithSenior Writer IJanuary 21, 2014

Carolina Hurricanes goalie Justin Peters, left, reacts following Philadelphia Flyers' Scott Hartnell's goal (19), as Flyers' Wayne Simmonds (17) celebrates during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Carolina won 2-1 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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The Philadelphia Flyers were all set to host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night, Jan. 21, but after a snow storm hit the city the game has been postponed.

The Hurricanes official Twitter account reported the news shortly after the announcement was made:

Alicia DeFillipo of the Philadelphia Flyers confirms the teams will play on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m.:

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports that the Senators will play the Flyers at Noon on Saturday, Jan. 25:

Carolina was already in Philadelphia before the game was postponed. According to the Hurricanes' release, Carolina planned on remaining in Philadelphia Tuesday night before traveling to take on the Buffalo Sabres Thursday night.   

But with the game being moved, the Canes will now spend two days in Philly before moving on to take on the Sabres.

Ironically enough, the Canes will be playing the Sabres in a makeup game from another contest that was postponed earlier this month on Jan. 7.

Carolina will still play three games in four nights, but on different days following the makeup game on Wednesday. Though the Canes get an extra night of rest on Tuesday night, the strenuous schedule will continue with the games being shifted around.

As for the Flyers, the postponement means that they will not have to play the second half of two scheduled back-to-back games after losing to the New York Islanders Monday night on the road.

But with the Carolina game being played on Wednesday night, they will not avoid having games on consecutive nights, as the Flyers will play again on Thursday on the road at the Columbus Blue Jackets.

With losses in four out of their last six games, the day of rest before a back-to-back will certainly not be a bad thing for the Flyers.