Twenty-nine seconds into the lone game on the NHL schedule Sunday the lights went out out at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena.
The Canucks and Red Wings went to their respective dressing rooms as it is expected to take 10 to 15 minutes for the lights to turn back on.
The Red Wings released the following statement during the second period:
Due to a momentary failure in an outside electrical transmission line that feeds power to Joe Louis Arena, today’s game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Vancouver Canucks was delayed 20 minutes while arena lighting was restored. The outside power source failed briefly just 29 seconds into the first period of today’s game. Power was restored immediately, however, the metal halide lighting system installed at Joe Louis Arena requires 15 minutes to reset to full illumination. Today’s game resumed at approximately 2:45 p.m. ET.