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NHL postpones Wednesday’s contest between Jets, Kraken due to incoming blizzard

Jack Frost clearly isn’t finished with Winnipeg just yet.

As a spring blizzard approaches Manitoba, the National Hockey League announced it’s postponed Wednesday’s matchup between the Winnipeg Jets and Seattle Kraken, pushing that contest to May 1 at 1 p.m. CT.

Originally, Winnipeg’s schedule was supposed to finish on Apr. 29 at home versus the Calgary Flames. Now, they’ll conclude the regular season two days later.

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According to Environment Canada, this storm is expected to bring 30-50 cm of snow and wind gusts between 70-90 km per hour. The weather isn’t expected to improve until Friday morning at the earliest.

As a result of this postponement, the Jets will be inactive until Friday, when they’ll begin a back-to-back series in Florida against the Panthers. Then, the club will travel four hours north to face the Tampa Bay Lightning the following night.

With a 35-28-11 record and 81 points this season, Winnipeg’s chances of making the playoffs are extremely slim and barring a late surge, this franchise is slated to miss the post-season for the first time since 2019-20 – when they were eliminated during the qualification round.


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