Due to the weather-related state of emergency declared by the state of New York, the Islanders game against the Seattle Kraken scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. has been postponed.
The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m, just a day after the Isles host the Ottawa Senators in what was initially supposed to be the final game of a seven-game homestand.
According to the New York State’s official website, Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency effective Friday at 8 p.m. due to an impending winter storm that is “expected to bring heavy snow and strong winds to downstate regions this weekend.”
The state of emergency is for Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester counties, as anywhere from 5-10 inches of snow is expected in New York City and 10-16 inches of snow is possible on Long Island.
The Isles’ new home, the UBS Arena — unveiled earlier this season — is located in Elmont, NY which is in Nassau County.