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Post-Practice Buzz: The sense from those inside the Penguins locker room who were available after practice is that the ice was soft and there were strong indications from the players that they are not too thrilled about the possibility of having in-game delays tomorrow afternoon.
“Pretty good at first, towards end it got a little slow but that’s expected, “Defenseman Alex Goligoski said. “Overall, I didn’t think it was too bad.”
Goligoski said the ice is going to be hard to play on.
“Yeah, it’s going to be hard, not moving as fast as on normal arena ice, ” Goligoski said. “I don’t know….I dont think it will make that much of a difference because everyone’s in the same boat.”
The sense from Goligoski and others in the locker room is that the delays could be something difficult to deal with.
“Ahh… No… never stopped in a certain game before, “Goligoski said. “It would be different, definetely. Guess you just stay loose and it could be a longday.”
Marc Andre Fleury tried to make the most of the opportunity.
“The ice was little bit softer than usually but it’s fun though, ” Goaltender Marc Andre Fleury said.
The good thing for the players is there are strong indications from just about anyone close to the situation that game is going….
to be pushed back 7 or 8:00 p.m. No decision will be made until Friday evening at the earliest but the league is said to be leaning into that direction. There are also said to be concerns from the teams about the possible conditions.
Forecasts are still calling for 80 percent rain with heaviest rain at mid-day. Things are expected to clear out by night time. The NHL can push the game back to 8:00 p.m., if needed.