Dallas Stars, Mavericks Postpone Games Because of Weather

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An energy crisis crippling power grids across the U.S. has forced professional and collegiate teams in Texas to postpone games this week.

The Dallas Stars, the Dallas Mavericks and Big 12 conference all pushed back games amid freezing weather and blackouts that have left millions without electricity.

The Stars have now postponed two games against the Nashville Predators after consulting with the mayor. Both National Hockey League games were scheduled for the American Airlines Center in downtown Dallas.

“Although both clubs and the assigned on-ice officials are in Dallas, the league and the Stars made the decision upon the advice of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson,” the team said in a statement.

The Mavericks’ game, meanwhile, had been scheduled for Wednesday versus the Detroit Pistons, also at the American Airlines Center. The National Basketball Association cited a government shutdown of the arena because of severe weather conditions.

Other events have been pushed back, including the men’s college basketball game between Texas Tech and TCU, which had been scheduled for Tuesday night at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas.

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