The New York Islanders have announced that tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers has been postponed due to the blizzard-like conditions in New York City. No makeup date is currently set.
#isles game tonight vs. Flyers has been postponed. No makeup date set as of yet.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) January 23, 2016
This is the third game that has been cancelled this weekend due to the severe weather hitting up and down the east coast, courtesy of Winter Storm Jonas. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for New York City and parts of Long Island which lasts until Sunday, January 24 at 7 A.M.
Per weather.com, Winter Storm Jonas will dump a foot or more of snow on the biggest city in America, with flooding possible along the coast of Long Island. There may also be heavier snow falls in much of New Jersey.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has already declared a state of emergency. With wind gusts over 40 miles per hour, residents are being urged to stay inside and exercise extreme caution while walking or driving. The MTA is deploying personnel to ensure the subways remain operational during the storm, however it’s still recommended that citizens delay any travel plans.
Hockey fans still have many other games to watch tonight, as no other game as are scheduled in the areas impacted by the storm. Tomorrow’s Capitals versus Penguins game has already been postponed.