NHL Telling Teams Scheduled To Play Thursday To Prepare For Postponements

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According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman, the NHL is telling the four teams that are scheduled to play on Thursday to be prepared for a postponement after African American Jacob Blake was shot seven times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin earlier this week.

The NBA postponed their games on Wednesday, the same day that some MLB games were pushed back to honor the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Hockey Diversity Alliance requested that the NHL postpone Thursday’s games after Wednesday’s games went on as planned.

The first-seeded Philadelphia Flyers and sixth-seeded New York Islanders were scheduled to play Game 3 of their second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series, which is tied at one game apiece, at 7 PM ET at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto while the first-seeded Vegas Golden Knights and the seventh-seeded Vancouver Canucks were slated to do the same. Game 3 of the series was scheduled to take place at 9:45 PM ET at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The series is tied at one game apiece.

The NHL has postponed all games on Thursday and Friday, and will resume play on Saturday.

By Harrison Brown

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