The game goes on … for now.
Concerns have grown throughout the week about the expected rainfall for Saturday night's Stadium Series game between the Flyers and Penguins at Lincoln Financial Field on NBC.
However, the game will continue as scheduled, according to the NHL, which released the following statement Friday afternoon:
Despite there being some level of precipitation in the forecast, the National Hockey League continues preparations for tomorrow's 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. The League is monitoring the conditions and, as of now, the game is still on as originally scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Lincoln Financial Field. The NHL will issue a further update by 12 p.m. ET on Saturday.
The forecast has not looked pretty during the week. A consistent rainfall was expected Saturday evening into early Sunday morning. Obviously, rain can be one of the most problematic types of Mother Nature with outdoor hockey.
According to weather reports, the chance of rain increases late Saturday night, early Sunday morning and doesn't appear as likely and heavily for the 8 p.m. puck drop.
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