NHL to postpone tonight's playoff games: reports

Aug 27 2020, 12:47 pm

Thursday’s playoff hockey games have been postponed.

ESPN’s Emily Kaplan reports that “no NHL games will be played tonight” and says that a strong push was made by the Hockey Diversity Alliance, which is backed by a number of current NHL players.

Irfaan Gaffar also reported the cancellation, saying that the matches between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders, as well as the Vancouver Canucks and Vegas Golden Knights, would not take place.

Game 3 of each respective series was scheduled to be played on Thursday evening.

Three NHL games took place on Wednesday, which drew criticism due to the lack of action and response after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man in Wisconsin.

NBA players boycotted games in protest. Multiple games in MLB and MLS were also postponed yesterday, as was a WTA tournament and the WNBA.

More to come…

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