dangolka (CBS) — The cancellation and boycotting of video games within the wake of shootings in Wisconsin has made its solution to the NHL.
In response to a number of stories, the NHL will postpone each of the video games scheduled for Thursday — a scheduled 7 p.m. ET recreation between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders, and a scheduled 9:30 p.m. recreation between the Vegas Golden Knights and Vancouver Canucks.
Breaking: The NHL won’t play any playoff video games Thursday in solidarity with different leagues protesting the latest police taking pictures of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, sources affirm to @emilymkaplan. pic.twitter.com/WKESkdHAuI
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 27, 2020
And in accordance with different stories, the NHL would possibly cancel Friday’s video games as properly — a slate that features Sport four between the Bruins and Lightning.
There's quite a lot of backwards and forwards occurring proper now, nevertheless it seems like tomorrow's NHL video games might be postponed in addition to those scheduled for tonight.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) August 27, 2020
Can affirm the #NHL will postpone video games at the moment and tomorrow.
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) August 27, 2020
Earlier on Thursday, Matt Dumba tweeted that Hockey Range Alliance formally requested that the NHL postpone all video games for the day, to be able to ship “a transparent message that human rights take precedence over sports activities.”
We the @TheOfficialHDA have formally requested the @NHL to droop all playoff video games at the moment. We strongly really feel this sends a transparent message that human rights take precedence over sports activities.
— Matt Dumba (@matt_dumba) August 27, 2020
How the NHL will modify its schedule after Friday is but to be decided, nevertheless it seems as if the Bruins’ sequence — like the remainder of the NHL — might be placed on maintain in the interim.