Chirps from Center Ice
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
One Hell of a Story…Game Suspended Due to Power Outage
October 17, 2022Posted by on
2:43 left to play, 2nd period.
They were plugging along, on the 35th anniversary to the day of the first ever Utica Devils home game when it suddenly got dark.
Power outage. We have all been there. I’m prepared, I have a home generator.
With the Utica Comets up 2-1 with 2:43 left to play in the second period the lights went out and about twenty minutes later the League made it official.
So this is going to make for a hell of a game story. It’s the Penguins only trip to Utica this season. You’d have to think that they run the final 22:43 on some random Thursday in January (weather permitting) or something like that. Since I already have the game story written I may as well what happened when the lights were shining on Monday, October 17 in Utica now and bring this same post back whenever the Penguins and Comets can complete the remaining 22:43 at some point down the line, likely with different lineups, different referees, different linesmen, etc.
Like I said, one hell of a game story.
Lineup Notes: Kyle Olson slides over to third line center. Nathan Legare to third line left wing. Tyler Sikura down to fourth line center. Lukas Svejkovsky, who skated the extra Saturday is in. Sam Houde was out. No changes to defensive pairings from last Saturday.
First Period: Comets score twice in the period. The first goal was a face-off win in the Penguins zone which Wilkes-Barre wins but Taylor Fedun can’t keep the puck in. The rush up the ice sees ex-Penguin Nick Hutchison score over the glove of Lindberg for a 1-0 Comets lead.
Later, Robbie Russo unleashes a cannon from the point that goes in to give Utica a 2-0 lead.
Filip Lindberg was asking for a possible goalie interference call but his petitions fell on the deaf ears of referee Adam Tobias and Jim Curtain.
Second Period: Ty Smith scores a power play goal to bring the Penguins to within one.
Prior to this, Kyle Olson fed Nathan Legare a one timer but Nico Daws got over in time to stop it.
With about 2:43 left to play in the period, a power outage halted play.
And this blog post.
More Friday when the Penguins host the Laval Rocket back in Wilkes-Barre.
Do you know how many players are considered veterans?
Not many. Fedun. Nylander? Devane? Friedman.