Monday night’s game between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators at American Airlines Center has been postponed due to “extreme weather conditions that have caused significant power outages in the Dallas area,” the league announced.
The NHL said that although both teams and the assigned on-ice officials are in Dallas, the decision was made to postpone the game at the advice of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson.
A make-up date will be announced once confirmed.
The Stars are currently scheduled to play the Predators again on Tuesday at home, before hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.
A sprawling blast of winter weather across the U.S. plunged Texas into an unusually snowy emergency Monday that knocked out power for more than 2 million people, shut down grocery stores and air travel and closed schools ahead of frigid days still to come.
As nightfall threatened to plummet temperatures again into single digits, officials warned that homes still without power would likely not have heat until at least Tuesday, as frustration mounted and the state’s electric grid came under growing demand and criticism.
The storm was part of a massive system that brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the southern Plains and was spreading across the Ohio Valley and to the Northeast. The Southwest Power Pool, a group of utilities across 14 states, called for rolling outages because the supply of reserve energy had been exhausted. Some utilities said they were starting blackouts, while others urged customers to reduce power usage.
President Joe Biden also declared an emergency in Texas in a statement Sunday night. The declaration is intended to add federal aid to state and local response efforts.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.