PHILADELPHIA — The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers might participate in the 2019 Stadium Series game at Lincoln Financial Field, Saturday night at 8 p.m. The operative word is “might”. Forecasters are predicting heavy rains to begin also at 8 p.m.
UPDATE, Saturday at 12 p.m.: The NHL expects the game to begin on time with only light precipitation later.
The National Hockey League per a press release said the league is monitoring the weather situation and is prepared for light precipitation. As of writing, all systems are a go for the game to begin and proceed on time.
That’s the official update.
Now, the scuttle is a little bit different and take it all with a dose of skepticism because it’s unofficial. The consensus from a room full of media people who have been in contact with various levels of the NHL staff posits if the inclement weather pattern holds, the game would be moved to 3 or 4 p.m., Sunday.
The decision is expected on Saturday at around 4 p.m.
Again, those are the unofficial expectations. It’s all Jack Johnson’s fault.