So. That was strange.
Look, I know the PSE&G Power Play sucked tonight, but seriously. C’mon.
I take full blame for the power outage, by the way. I was in the arena tonight, and for no good reason whatsoever, myself and my friend Amanda got into a discussion about how there hasn’t been a leak in the roof at the Rock, or a fire in the concession stands, or anything like that since the first year. Can’t explain why we started talking about that. But 10 minutes later, the lights were out.
It was clearly our fault.
But you should thank us.
Seriously – there was no way the team was even scoring a goal tonight, but by the time this game is finished? Who knows! Could you imagine the uproar in Florida if the Devils come back to win this thing whenever it starts up again?
Interesting thought: Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond went into tonight without a single penalty minute on the year. Weird, right? He fought Zenon Konopka early in the game. Not so weird. But yet, as he sits on a plane to Montreal this evening, PL3 still technically has no penalty minutes. It’s like the hockey gods are saying “No Pierre, you musn’t fight. You must be a good boy.”
Needless to say, tonight was a very bizarre evening. Right down to the Devils in-game entertainment folk playing “Dancing In The Dark” by Bruce Springsteen shortly after the lights went out.
‘Least we know they’ve got a sense of humor.
I’ll make sure to update when some kind of annoucement is made as to when this game is finished. ‘Til then, look up “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” by Reba McEntire, and just change the word “Georgia” or “Jersey” (and maybe “judge” to “Gary Bettman” if you feel so inclined.