Lecavalier won’t play vs. Dallas Saturday
DALLAS — An impressive come-from-behind win in Detroit has been the best part of the Flyers’ road trip so far. In fact, there’s a lot to like throughout the trip when the team has been on the ice.
That is, when they can be on the ice.
See, the Flyers aren’t in Philly anymore.
The team was relegated to its Dallas hotel Friday instead of practicing at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in Farmers Branch, TX, 14 miles northwest of Dallas. The arena lost power, as did a reported 264,000 homes in the area due to Winter Storm Cleon.
The storm brought 1/2 inch of snow and ice to the area, which has wrecked havoc on Texans who are not used to winter weather. According to the Dallas Morning News, Friday is the first time city offices in Arlington closed its doors since 1983.
That makes two days in a row the Flyers didn’t get on the ice. They stayed in Detroit Wednesday night and got to Dallas Thursday.
“We didn’t practice (Thursday) and you’d like to get on the ice,” coach Craig Berube said on a conference call. “Get some work in, get some skating going, the goalies, shots. It is what it is. We just have to deal with it.”