Kraken-Jets postponed due to predicted winter weather

Easter weekend is approaching, but winter weather is still impacting the NHL schedule through mid-April.

According to the league’s website, Wednesday’s game between the Seattle Kraken and the Winnipeg Jets at the Canada Life Center has been postponed due to forecast winter weather conditions in Manitoba, which could include the “worst blizzard in decades.”

The contest has been moved to Sunday, May 1, even though the regular season was scheduled to end on Friday, April 29.

Seattle is already eliminated from the playoffs, while Winnipeg started five points behind the Dallas Stars on Tuesday in the hunt for second place in the conference playoffs with Dallas holding two games in hand. The Jets next play the Florida Panthers on Friday.

“The decision to postpone the game at this time was made to minimize potential disruption to the regular season schedule in the event that severe weather expected to hit the Winnipeg area not only forces the cancellation of the tomorrow night, but also prevents timely and necessary post-game travel, including, in particular, the Jets’ ability to travel for their game in Florida on Friday, April 15,” the NHL explained in an official statement.

According to TSN, Winnipeg residents have been advised to expect “winds of up to 70 km/h” and around 12 to 18 inches of snow beginning Tuesday night.

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