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Panthers-Thrashers game delayed nearly an hour due to Washington-area snow

ATLANTA - The Florida Panthers' game against Atlanta was delayed after the Thrashers had problems returning from Washington because of snow.

The Thrashers, who lost 5-2 at Washington on Friday night, took a four-hour bus ride to Richmond, Va., where they took a charter flight to Atlanta. The plane landed in Atlanta shortly before 6 p.m. for the scheduled 7 p.m. start.

The game began at 7:53 p.m.

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