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Stars game postponed for Monday night

A make-up date will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.
Credit: AP
Dallas Stars' Jason Robertson (21), Ty Dellandrea, rear, and Radek Faksa (12) celebrate after Robertson scored duirng the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Dallas, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS — Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson has requested that Monday's Stars game be postponed, and it has been postponed, according to a spokesperson from the Dallas Stars.

The NHL issued the following statement Monday afternoon:

"Tonight’s game between the Nashville Predators and the Dallas Stars has been postponed due to the weather-related State of Emergency that remains in effect in Dallas. A make-up date will be announced as soon as it can be confirmed."

Earlier, despite record-setting freezing temperatures and rotating power outages, the Dallas Stars games against the Nashville Predators on Monday and Tuesday night were set to be played as scheduled. Both games were slated for a 7:30 p.m. start. 

Fans are welcome, as they have been all season for Stars games at the American Airlines Center. There are still fans at the American Airlines Center for tonight's game until the postponement was announced.

But fans should exercise extreme caution before venturing out in the elements. The best bet is to remain home. 

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The Stars have already seen their schedule disrupted this season, due to COVID-19. A spate of cases within the Stars organization led to postponements of the first four games of the season. Already behind schedule as compared to other teams around the league, Dallas needs to play games whenever possible. With Nashville already in town, the games will go on as scheduled. 

The Stars are 5-3-4 on the season and have 7 of their last 8 games after a 4-0 start.