The Boston Bruins-Carolina hurricanes were due to start at 8:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
But the Stanley Cup Playoffs are unpredictable – especially in a bubbly city with every conference taking their skating.
The Tampa Bay Lightning Jackets and Columbus Blue Jackets also began their quest for the Cup on Tuesday night, but their game is causing a delay for Boston due to the four-time (!!!!) overtime switch.
There is no set time as of 8:35 p.m. ET when B and Canes will take the ice, but SportsNet’s Chris Johnston provided a rough timeframe.
We will officially enter into a delay situation for today’s BOS-CAR game, after passing beyond 6:42 a.m. ET.
The NHL requires an 87.5-minute turn between games. And the double schedule is starting here at Scotiabank Arena.
̵1; Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) August 11, 2020
So basically, fans will wait about an hour and a half before the ball falls.
The year 2020 continues to be the strangest.
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