NHL reschedules Tampa Bay Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes game to Saturday

Aug 13, 2020; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; General view of NHL logo in the stands during the warmup period between the Dallas Stars and the Calgary Flames in game two of the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes will face a different opponent on Saturday than the one they were expecting.

The NHL on Friday announced the Hurricanes (10-3-1, 21 points) will host the Tampa Bay Lightning (10-3-1, 21 points) on Saturday, as opposed to the visiting Chicago Blackhawks (9-5-4, 22 points).

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The contest pitting the Hurricanes and Lightning, initially slated for March 28, was shuffled to Saturday after the Lightning had two straight games against the Stars rescheduled this week due to severe weather in the Dallas area.

The Blackhawks’ game against the Hurricanes will be rescheduled for a later date, the NHL announced.

Carolina will host Chicago on Friday, however.

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–Field Level Media