Bolts Left in the Dark Against New Jersey

January 9th, 2010 by JC De La Torre Leave a reply »
In ten straight meetings, the Tampa Bay Lightning had lost to the New Jersey Devils. Last night, it appeared the streak would be over as the Lightning built a 3-0 lead against the Eastern Conference's best team. Then, someone pulled the plug.

The Prudential Center, home of the Devils, went dark as a circuit breaker failed, causing a bank of lights to go out with 9:12 left in the second period. After a delay of nearly two hours, the game was called by order of Commissioner Gary Bettman at 10:07 when it was determined that the lights were not going to come back on.

The great start against the Devils was encouraging for the Lightning, who lost the first game of this three game road trip 5-3 to Buffalo.

"Things happen," Lightning coach Rick Tocchet said. "It's not nature. It's just something that happened in the building. Yeah, you're frustrated cause your up 3-0, but they have to go to Montreal. There is no advantage for anybody. It's more a thorn in everyone's side. The best thing is to get this done as soon as possible."

"Obviously the Devils feel bad about it, it's tough on the fans, it's tough on the players and coaches, but sometime ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.