08 January 2010
The Lightning game is on pause due to a lighting failure.
With 9:12 left in the 2nd period and just 44 seconds after Steven Stamkos' goal, the lights went out in the Devils end. After more than 2 hours, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman decided to postpone the game. The announcement was made at 10:07 PM ET. According to TSN, the game will resume at the point where play was stopped.
Since both teams play tomorrow night, they really couldn't wait that long to fix the problem. The Lightning will now travel to Philadelphia for tomorrows game. Tocchet wants the game to resume on Sunday, provided that the building would be available, but no decision has been made yet. The last time this occurred was on Nov 22, 2005 when Jiri Fischer had a seizure on the bench.
The Lightning had seven shots, and three of them were goals. Downie deflected Foster's shot on a powerplay in the first period. Bochenski and Stamkos scored in the second period.
So the Lightning game tonight was literally lights out.