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Power goes out in the middle of Philadelphia Flyers game

Published February 27, 2024 at 6:20 PM

Every now and then, even the top tier NHL arenas can have a little mishap. Sometimes, their lights and sounds mishaps can be pretty funny, just like this one from today's game between the Lightning and Flyers in Philadelphia. In the middle of play early in the first period, a good majority of the on-ice lights unexpectedly shut off.

There was still enough light for it not to be pitch black, and for a moment the game continued in the dark as some players gestured to the referees and the commentators relayed their confusion. After a few moments, the referees blew the play dead. Along with the lights, the arena's jumbotron was also out.

After a few moments, the power was able to be restored, and the game continued. The Flyers were already up by a score of 1-0, and who knows against the former powerhouse team in the Tampa Bay Lightning, hoping to continue their unexpected run to a playoff spot in a rebuilding year.
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