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Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 02/04/2010

D.C. snow and the Penguins-Caps game (updated)

With another massive snowstorm slated to pummel D.C. Friday, the Caps are monitoring the possible effects on their games against Atlanta on Friday night and Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon, a team spokesman said.

Consider these factors:

*The Penguins play at 2 p.m. Saturday in Montreal -- will they be able to fly into D.C.?

*The teams, league officials and arena workers have to be able to get to Verizon Center.

*Is the arena is a position to staff a game and open its doors?

*Could Sunday's game, slated to start at noon, be pushed back a few hours? It's possible NBC wouldn't be willing to put the game up against the Super Bowl, which is at 6:30 p.m.

More to come soon, so stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, the Capital Weather Gang is having a Q&A at 2 p.m. Submit questions here.

Update: Owner Ted Leonsis says everyone needs to calm down about the storm, AKA Snovechkin:

We will publish info on my blog and on our Washington Capitals website about the games but my bet is if the other teams are here, we will be playing both games.
This is hockey weather. If we can play, we will.

I also just heard from a Penguins spokesperson, who said the team has not made any changes to its travel schedule and is in wait-and-see mode.

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Tags:  Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins

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