This afternoon’s game between the Nashville Predators hosting the Colorado Avalanche has been postponed. The reason for the postponement was a water main break at Bridgestone Arena. From the NHL announcement “significantly impacted the event level of the arena,” sounds like there could be a larger impact. A decision on Saturday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets has been made and that game has been called off as well.
Predators vs Avalanche Postponed Friday
Todays game has been postponed 🔽 https://t.co/f47r43ak6h
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) November 25, 2022
No Plan for Rescheduling the Game
A plan for rescheduling the game will be made in the future. A review of the Predators’ homestands for the rest of the 2022-23 season, reveals not a huge opportunity to reschedule the game. This is even assuming that the damage to the arena is not significant. Given the Predators central location, they tend to travel a lot without long homestands. A couple of stretches in February or March, seem to coincide with Colorado being unavailable and making it tricky to avoid three nights in a row. Hopefully, they will get it figured out before missing any more than a game or two.
What This Means for Nashville and Colorado
Nashville and Colorado do have a matchup planned for December 23rd in Nashville. However, hosting the game on the 22nd would cause both teams to endure a three-game in three-night scenario, which was unheard of, if not for the COVID scheduling. Teams are off the 24th, 25th, and 26th to honour the holiday season. The team series has been a great matchup in the last five games. Nashville with the three-games-to-two edge, while Colorado has topped them 21 to 20 in goals for. The Predators are currently hot overall, going 6-3-1 in their last 10. Points are becoming important in the race for the Central Division. Colorado is currently second in the division and feeling a bit more comfortable. For Nashville, if this compresses their schedule significantly, it may cause difficulty in a tight playoff stretch run.
@NashvilleMWS crews working outside Bridgestone Arena after this morning’s water main break: https://t.co/olBVTbfkto More on this on FOX 17 News at 9pm. pic.twitter.com/1sonIWRoxc
— FoxNashville (@FOXNashville) November 25, 2022