As the New Jersey Devils began to play the Tampa Bay Lightning, they did not expect what is going on now. As it stands, the Lightning is leading the Devils 3 to 0, with 9:12 remaining in the second period of the game. Unfortunately though, the lights have gone out at the Prudential Center. The game was immediately halted and the teams were escorted to their respective locker rooms. The delay has now gone on for over an hour and ten minutes and the delay can be seen live now on MSG. According to the MSG crew, the circuit in the Prudential Center has popped and PSE&G has been dispatched to the situation. PSE&G has reset the circuit, but that has only reset the lights to the state that they were in when the issue began. According to the MSG crew, the only person that can end the game between the Devils and Lightning is the commissioner of the NHL. According to MSG and the officials of the game, the commissioner has not been contacted. The delay that is ongoing has no tentative end time. SportsFullCircle will continue to update you on the current situation ongoing in Newark at the Prudential Center.
UPDATE: The delay in the Devils-Lightning game has surpassed the 90 minute delay mark. Devils owner Lou Lamoriello and coach Jacques Lemaire appeared on the edge of the ice to see if the lighting is suitable for play to continue, though it appears this will not be the case. PSE&G has made numerous attempts at reseting the circuit, but all attmepts have returned the lights to the state that they were in after the issue had begun. Stay with me on sportsfullcircle for continued updates.
UPDATE Two: Official word on the status of the game is imminent according to MSG’s Steve Cangialosi.
FINAL UPDATE: It appears that the NHL and the commissioner of the NHL have cancelled tonight’s Devils-Lightning game. The goals have been removed from the ice and many of the fans are leaving the Prudential Center. Though true, MSG’s Steve Cangialosi reports that the game has been suspended, thus implying that the game will be finished in the future. According to the public address announcer at the Prudential Center, the game will be rescheduled to a later date. The date was not announced.