The Carolina Hurricanes announced today that the December 19th game against the Detroit Red Wings that was postponed due to bad ice has been rescheduled for March 27.
[NEWS] #Canes–#RedWings Rescheduled for March 27 ? Details: https://t.co/GJMdL1HRsu
Tickets from Dec. 19 are valid for the new date.
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) December 23, 2016
That means that the Red Wings will be subjected to playing three games in three nights and four games in five. As Winging it in Motown noted, that’s not against the rules, it’s just not recommended. And as Elias Sports Bureau pointed out, it’s only happened once in the last 36 seasons.
The Red Wings have played three-in-three just six times in their history, with the last coming in 1976. They’re 8-8-2 in those games but just 1-7-2 in the road games of that set.