NHL Stadium Series Game Well-Received Despite Power Outage
The NHL yesterday staged its latest Coors Light Stadium Series game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, and the Capitals' 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs was a "special occasion" despite a 10-minute power outage that stopped play in the third period. The game had windy conditions, but several players "raved about the condition of the ice" (WASHINGTON POST, 3/4). The atmosphere was "absolutely spectacular." The NHL deserves "all credit" for "creating an amazing venue" (Annapolis CAPITAL GAZETTE, 3/4). The league "hopes to play games at Army's West Point and the Air Force Academy over the next few years" (AP, 3/3).
It was "not immediately clear what caused the outage," but the delay forced NBC to "move the end of the game" to NBCSN (WASHINGTON POST, 3/4). Fans across the country "took to Twitter to express their displeasure about the switch" (USATODAY.com, 3/4).
During the second intermission, members of the U.S. women's hockey team "were recognized for the team's first gold medal in 20 years" (USATODAY.com, 3/4).