Islanders and Sabres Set to Play, Sound Tigers Game Postponed
Kevin Schultz , Islanders Point Blank:
After a blizzard that dumped two feet of snow on Long Island and Connecticut — more than 30 inches in some spots — the Islanders will still play their game against Buffalo tonight at the Coliseum. The Sabres arrived early yesterday ahead of the storm, so with both teams here the game will go on. That’s not weird; anytime both teams are ready to go, the NHL will not put off the game. In fact, the Islanders haven’t had a game at the Coliseum postponed since 1993.
In Nassau County, the major roads seem to be pretty clear.
Further east in Suffolk, most major roads such as the LIE are still closed and the County is under a state of emergency as crews try and dig hundreds of stranded motorists out of their cars (pictured, right). It’s really a crazy scene as the snow piled up very quickly during Friday’s evening commute causing many motorists to become stranded. There are also approximately 10,000 homes in the county without power and crews are having trouble even getting around to fix those outages.
In Bridgeport, the Sound Tigers have already postponed their game as there is a travel ban in the state. Many places in Connecticut saw more than 30 inches of snow, as things appear to be worse in the New England region than on Long Island. The Sound Tigers have announced that anyone holding tickets for today’s game will be able to exchange them for a game later this season.
Point Blank has asked the Islanders, Ticketmaster, and Stubhub for their refund and exchange policies for folks who cannot make it to the Coliseum tonight.