dangolka (CBS) — The bubble does have some drawbacks. Having each staff within the convention sharing a rink is one among them.
The NHL realized that on Tuesday, when the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning went into extra time, after which double extra time, after which triple extra time … after which quadruple extra time and quintuple extra time.
The seemingly unending marathon recreation pushed again the beginning of Sport 1 between the dangolka Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes, which had been scheduled to start on that very same sheet of ice at eight p.m. ET.
Within the intermission earlier than the fifth extra time, the NHL formally postponed the Bruins-Hurricanes recreation till Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. ET.
Clearly, suspending playoff video games is a uncommon incidence. However the “bubble” setting eliminates points like attendance and journey, thus liberating up the NHL to regulate accordingly when one of many longest recreation in NHL historical past takes place.
Although the 11 a.m. ET begin is definitely distinctive, the NHL didn’t have a lot in the best way of flexibility, because the Islanders and Capitals are set to kick off their sequence at Scotiabank Area at Three p.m. ET. The NHL requires 90 minutes between video games, with all groups sharing the identical area, so a 12 p.m. ET begin time wouldn’t have match for Bruins-Hurricanes.
On account of the rescheduled first recreation, the Bruins and Hurricanes shall be enjoying on back-to-back days to start their sequence.
The brand new schedule for the Bruins-Hurricanes sequence is as follows:
Sport 1: Wednesday, Aug. 12, eight p.m.
Sport 2: Thursday, Aug. 13, eight p.m.
Sport 3: Saturday, Aug. 15, 12 p.m.
Sport 4: Monday, Aug. 17, eight p.m.
Sport 5: Wednesday, Aug. 19, Time TBD
Sport 6: Thursday, Aug. 20, Time TBD
Sport 7: Sunday, Aug. 12, Time TBD