NHL Postpones 10 Games Due To COVID-19, Canadian Attendance Restrictions, Including Capitals-Canadiens On Tuesday

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The NHL announced on Tuesday that 10 games have been postponed, one due to COVID-19 (Detroit Red Wings at New York Islanders originally scheduled for Wednesday) and nine due to border issues (including the Washington Capitals’ game against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Tuesday).

The league did this because all Canadian teams have cut down their attendance (if not, banned it) and the NHL can make up the revenue if some games are played later this season.

The Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers played in front of an empty crowd at Bell Centre on December 16 after local health authorities requested that they do so.

In addition to the Capitals-Canadiens game next week, the following games have been postponed:

Friday, Dec. 31

Pittsburgh @ Ottawa

Winnipeg @ Calgary

Monday, Jan. 3

Carolina @ Toronto

Thursday, Jan. 6

Toronto @ Montreal

Saturday, Jan. 8

Buffalo @ Montreal

Seattle @ Winnipeg

Monday, Jan. 10

Columbus @ Montreal

Minnesota @ Winnipeg

Make-up dates for the games have yet to be established.

As well, the Boston-Montreal game on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Bell Centre will now be played at TD Garden in Boston, MA. A make-up date for the Montreal Canadiens’ home game against the Boston Bruins will be announced at a later date.

The NHL also needs to reschedule a visit to Philadelphia (were scheduled to play the Flyers on December 21) and Long Island (New York Islanders on December 23) for the Capitals. The league pulled out of the 2022 Winter Olympics to open up room to reschedule games that have been postponed.

The Capitals are not scheduled to play another game across the border again until March 8 at the Calgary Flames.

By Harrison Brown

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3 Responses to NHL Postpones 10 Games Due To COVID-19, Canadian Attendance Restrictions, Including Capitals-Canadiens On Tuesday

  1. Don says:

    Fact: in 1968, Coronovirus was originally coined, and defined as a strand of the flu.

    Fact: in 2020, flu cases dropped over 97%!!! What happened to the flu?

    Fact: Doctors and Hospitals are compensated $13,000 for each recorded Covid case. They are compensated $39,000 for each patient put on a ventilator or from death. Why compensate anything? Such an incentive to record Covid instead of flu. No questions asked. Taxpayer money on the way.

    This whole world has changed for the worse. This world ‘shutdown’ because we were ‘told’ (not shown proof) of a DEADLY disease. Why isn’t anyone worried about any of these athletes possibly dying? They have Covid! For such a ‘deadly’ disease, why are people still going out to buy a bag of chips, get ice cream, take family out to dinner?

    This was only supposed to be 2 weeks. Then a ‘vaccine’ warped speed to us with no testing and supposedly made within 6 months, yet having not ever being able to isolate the Covid virus??!

    Why aren’t there an outrage of demanding answers?!?!? Is this the life you want, and for your children and grandchildren?

    How is it possible to have fewer deaths during a ‘Pandemic’ in 2020 and 2021 than years before?!?? People die all the time. The only thing that has changed is the definition they use to define the deaths. Millions are injecting their bodies with the ‘poison’, and hindering their oxygen intake for roughly 8 hours every day. What do you think this is doing to your organs??!?

    Stand up! Ask questions! Get the facts! Is there anything worth fighting for anymore?

    • Lenny says:

      Hey, Don. Part of my job is to track mortality and there’s a lot there that just isn’t true. Might be time to settle down, take a breath, and try to think like an adult.

  2. Bill says:

    Just look around. All the celebrities dead from this disease. All your friends and family that have also perished from said disease. Cancel the season. Shut down the world. Stay 6 feet apart. God save us all. God bless Fauci.

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