– Mother Nature struck again, and the Penguins found themselves victimized once more.
The historic snowstorm that pulverized the East Coast, including the city of Pittsburgh itself, created havoc and last-minute travel adjustments for the Penguins Saturday. The team couldn’t fly directly from Montreal, Quebec, where it played the Canadiens Saturday afternoon, to Washington, D.C., where it has a Sunday matinee showdown with the Capitals.
In the end, the Penguins were forced to fly a plane from Montreal to Newark, New Jersey and then take a five-hour bus ride to Washington. The circumstances created a long night of travel and the team didn’t arrive in D.C. until 2:15 a.m.
Washington was hit particularly hard with snow and all incoming flights were cancelled due to the unsafe atmosphere. Since flying directly from Montreal to DC was no longer an option for the Penguins, the team starting looking for alternate ways of arriving in the Nation’s Capital.
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