It's December 2nd, which means the 10-day weather forecast provided by The Weather Channel extends all the way to December 11th, the date of the Big Chill at the Big House. Now, I realize a 10-day weather forecast is about as accurate as a Brendan Gibbons field goal attempt (...too soon?), but let's take a look:
Daytime: High of 34F and partly cloudy. 20% chance of precipitation and wind from the NW at 11 mph.
Nighttime: Overnight low of 26F with a snow shower. 30% chance of precipitation and wind from the W at 7 mph.
What Does it Mean for the Players?
Well, uh, I think it might be cold down on the ice. Unless it snows heavily during the game there shouldn't be a huge effect on the players, although the ice conditions in temporary rinks and outdoor rinks (we have both!) can sometimes be unpredictable.
What Does it Mean for the Fans?
All things considered it doesn't sound too bad. The temperature will be hovering around freezing, but most importantly there's not a lot of wind in the forecast. If things stay calm it should be a fairly comfortable viewing experience.