Penguins-Capitals, Islanders-Flyers postponed due to snowstorms

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Winter storm Jonas forces NBA, NHL, college basketball postponements
Saturday January 23rd, 2016

Severe weather in the Mid-Atlantic region led to the postponement of NHL games in D.C. and Brooklyn.

Capitals-Penguins at D.C.’s Verizon Center, set for Sunday, and Islanders-Flyers at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn scheduled for Saturday have both been postponed due to heavy snowstorms.

The teams announced the decisions on Saturday morning. A makeup date has yet to be determined. The Capitals’ scheduled game against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday was also postponed.

The Mid-Atlantic region has been hit hard by winter storm Jonas and its severe snow effects, with the New York, D.C. and Philadelphia areas hit the hardest.

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for D.C. that will remain in effect from 3 p.m. ET on Friday until 6 a.m. on Saturday. Snow accumulation of up to two feet is expected, with winds at 25 to 35 miles per hour.

The NBA’s Washington Wizards, who also play at the Verizon Center, and Philadelphia 76ers both had Saturday games postponed. The Sixers’ game against the Boston Celtics was rescheduled for Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. The Wizards-Jazz game has yet to be rescheduled.

The storm has also forced a handful of schedule changes in college basketball, including eight in the Atlantic 10 between men’s and women’s teams.

Providence at Villanova, SMU at Temple and Syracuse at Virginia are among the notable men’s basketball games postponed from Saturday to Sunday. Virginia’s Monday game at Wake Forest has been pushed to Tuesday.

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