The Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks work to solidify new game times after postponing their games scheduled earlier this week to help conserve energy in Texas.
“The decision was really more about how much the power in our building would take away from the community,” American Airlines Center general manager and chief operating officer Dave Brown said.
The AAC made plans to reduce energy consumption so both teams could play their games this week, but after a public outcry about conservation efforts, the Stars made a last-minute decision to delay their game Tuesday before announcing plans for the rest of the week on Wednesday and Thursday.
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"I think it was the right decision, obviously with a lot of people not having power and going through a tough time,” Stars captain Jamie Benn said.
The Dallas Mavericks postponed their Friday, Feb. 19 game against the Houston Rockets, and the Dallas Stars postponed their Saturday, Feb. 20 game against Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Dallas Stars are now working to reschedule four games from this week and will release the new dates as soon as possible.
“The city of Dallas and the mayor made the right decision,” Benn said. “There’s not much we can do about it.”
Though the Mavericks only had one home game to postpone from the record cold week in North Texas, the team prepares for two games set to take place at the AAC early next week.
“The fact that things are unpredictable, highly fluid, etc., it’s just what this year’s about," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "So we’ll adapt and adjust as needed."