Mother Nature has succeeded where the Minnesota Wild failed: it stopped the Winnipeg Jets.
Winnipeg's attempt to fly into the Twin Cities on Saturday was thwarted by blizzard conditions that closed down the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.
The team's flight diverted to Duluth, sat on the tarmac for a couple of hours and then headed back to Winnipeg.
The Winnipeg Free Press reports that the team was expecting to fly to Minnesota Sunday morning, just hours before the 6 p.m. puck drop for Game 3 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, where more than a foot of snow has fallen.
According to Michael Russo, the Jets are expected to land at MSP Airport just after 10 a.m.
It's a big change to Winnipeg's normal game-day routine, the Free Press says, although they should have no trouble getting to St. Paul in time for their normal game-day practice.
Winnipeg has pounded Minnesota and leads the best-of-seven series 2-0.