Severe weather in the Northeast led to the postponement of the Carolina Panthers' game at the Flyers on Tuesday after Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter declared a snow emergency for the city beginning at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday.
A strong winter storm dumped one to two inches of snow per hour during the day Tuesday, with high winds and bitter temperatures expected to arrive along with the potential for a foot of snow in some areas.
"We ask our citizens and businesses to use extreme caution in your decision making in being out over the course of the next 24 hours," Nutter said at an afternoon press conference in which he announced all Philadelphia schools will be closed Wednesday.
Nutter ordered all cars to be removed from approximately 100 miles of snow emergency routes around the area.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell also issued statewide emergencies.
The NHL later in the day rescheduled the postponed game at Wells Fargo Center for Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET.
The league also announced that the Hurricanes' scheduled home game against the Ottawa Senators on Friday night has been moved to Saturday, Jan. 25, at noon ET.
The game scheduled for Friday had to be moved due to an NHL rule preventing teams from playing games on three consecutive days.
The Hurricanes are scheduled to face the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.