A makeup date will be announced as soon as it can be confirmed, the league said in a statement.
The Ducks, who arrived in Washington on Thursday, flew out on their charter plane shortly after the postponement was announced Friday and arrived safely in Detroit, a team spokesman said. They play the
It is the first postponement in franchise history.
Friday's game time was initially moved up two hours to 2 p.m. PST in an attempt to allow Anaheim to depart the stricken area earlier. The NHL announced the postponement, however, as an epic storm moved in that was expected to bring more than two feet of snow and 30- to 50-mph winds.
A makeup date will be difficult because the Ducks do not have extra days off on their two remaining East Coast trips, in February and March. Washington's arena,
The NHL Players' Assn. does not allow teams to play on three consecutive days.
A decision regarding Washington's game against Pittsburgh on Sunday will be announced Saturday morning, the league said.
The NBA said Boston's game at Philadelphia scheduled for Saturday night will be made up on Sunday at 7 p.m. EST. The
The men's basketball game between No. 16 Providence and No. 4 Villanova slated for Saturday at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia was postponed until Sunday at 1 p.m. The Saint Joseph's men's basketball game at La Salle also was rescheduled from Saturday to Sunday.
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