The NHL has postponed tonight’s Capitals-Flyers game at Capital One Arena. The announcement comes after apparent COVID-related issues with the Flyers. TSN’s Darren Dreger was first to report the news:
Ongoing CoVid related issues with the Flyers. More information expected to surface following medical meetings this morning.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 9, 2021
One additional positive test late last night. https://t.co/gfMfBZ6PD5— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 9, 2021
Tonight’s game likely postponed. https://t.co/JrIjxU1G3K— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 9, 2021
TSN’s Frank Seravalli was first to confirm that the game had been postponed:
This is the third Caps game to be postponed in less than 24 hours, as the Caps-Sabres two-game series this week was postponed yesterday. Unless some of Washington’s rescheduled games get moved to the second half of this week, the Capitals will now have a week-long break before their next scheduled game - a Sunday afternoon game in Pittsburgh.
The Capitals were supposed to debut their Reverse Retro jerseys in tonight’s game as well, so it looks like Caps fans will have to wait a bit longer to see the Screaming Eagle in action on the ice.
Update: The NHL released an official statement on the postponement at 1:21 this afternoon.
NEW YORK (Feb. 9, 2021) – The National Hockey League announced today that as a result of a second Philadelphia Flyers Player entering the NHL’s COVID Protocols earlier today, the team’s game tonight against the Washington Capitals will be postponed. The decision was made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups out of an abundance of caution while the League continues to analyze test results in the coming days.
The rescheduled date will be announced when available.
Lastly, we’re just going to drop a link to this article from yesterday that feels more and more relevant by the hour...hint: Greg is right, it’s time to press pause.