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Game postponed in Newark

Arena lighting problem forces suspension of Devils-Lightning game

Friday, 01.08.2010 / 10:08 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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Game postponed in Newark
During the second period of Friday's meeting with Tampa Bay, half of Prudential Center's arena lights went dim, causing a significant delay that began at roughly 8:15 p.m. ET.

The outage occurred just before a neutral zone faceoff with 9:12 to go in the middle frame. As Rod Pelley and Zenon Konopka skated to the dot, the lights dimmed above the Devils' end of the ice.

After 10-15 minutes of skating around to stay loose, both teams returned to the locker rooms while crews worked to restore power. Zambonis began resurfacing the ice at approximately 9 p.m. ET.

The Devils trail 3-0 on goals by Steve Downie, Brandon Bochenski and Steven Stamkos.

UPDATE 9:21 p.m.: An attempt was made to restore lights at 9:21 p.m., but the same end of the rink remained dark.

UPDATE 9:30 p.m.: Lit end of the arena lowered back to intermission lighting. Stamkos sitting on boards at Lightning bench. No Devils players are out on the bench.

9:35 p.m.: Another attempt to bring up the lights. Devils' end of the rink still dark.

9:38 p.m.: Referee Tim Peel over to the Tampa bench, then to Devils' bench to speak to GM Lou Lamoriello and head coach Jacques Lemaire. Tampa GM Brian Lawton also down on New Jersey bench with Lamoriello and Lemaire.

9:41 p.m.: Lemaire and Lawton having conversation by the entrance to Devils' bench.

10 p.m.: Tampa end of the arena has remained lit, while Devils' end is still dark. Group of Lightning players including Stamkos and Ryan Malone has left the bench to return to the locker room.

10:02 p.m.: Ice crew removing nets from the ice. Awaiting word on status of the game.

10:04 p.m.: MSG broadcast indicating game has been suspended. Nets remain on the ice near the Zamboni entrance.

10:07 p.m.: Announcement over PA that game has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51