Game 1 of the first-round season finisher arrangement between the Boston Bruins and the Carolina Hurricanes has been delayed, as the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets played five extra time periods Tuesday night.
The Bruins and Hurricanes were booked to play at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Be that as it may, because of the length of the Lightning-Blue Jackets game, the National Hockey League has settled on the choice to delay the game until 11 a.m. Wednesday.
“It’s clearly odd to endure that long and afterward discover you might possibly play,” Bruins mentor Bruce Cassidy said not long before 10 p.m. Tuesday.”
“At that point you begin thinking: ‘Great, is it going to beneficial to play at 10 PM? You begin thinking about the wellbeing of the players, the ice conditions, various things.”
“As a mentor, you simply figure: ‘How would you set up your players that have been lounging around that long?’ That’s an extreme one to answer since you ordinarily experience that.”
All first-and second-round Eastern Conference season finisher arrangement are being played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto as a feature of the NHL’s restart during the coronavirus pandemic.
As per Sportsnet columnist Chris Johnston, the NHL requires a 87 1/2-minute turnaround between games.
Lightning forward Brayden Point scored the match dominating objective 10 minutes and 27 seconds into the fifth extra time, finishing the game at 9:22 p.m.
Game 1 between Tampa Bay and Columbus began at 3:05 p.m. also, turned into the fourth-longest game in Stanley Cup Playoff history.