NHL News: Devils vs Isles preseason game canceled due to power outage at Prudential Center; plus all exhibition scores
The New Jersey Devils‘ preseason finale against the visiting New York Islanders was canceled after a power outage affected parts of the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
The scoreboard and some lighting in the northeast bank of the building went dark. A tweet from the official account for the Prudential Center said that everyone in the arena was safe.
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Lights out at Prudential center
The game was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Just after 8, the Devils announced that the game was canceled and would not be rescheduled. By that time, the lights that had gone out hadn’t yet been restored.
“Because of a power outage that occurred prior to tonight’s game betewen [sic] the New Jersey Devils and the New York Islanders, lighting in the northeast bank of the arena was unable to be restored. In consultation with the Islanders and the NHL, it was determined that the playing conditions were unsuitable for players on both teams,” the Devils said in a statement.
New Jersey added that it would compensate fans in attendance with an equal number of tickets to a regular-season home game.
While the Devils had some electric issues, other teams lit up the scoreboard in preseason action:
- Senators 5 vs Canadiens 4 (SO)
- Lightning 6 vs Panthers 2 (Stamkos scored twice)
- Red Wings 4 vs Penguins 2 (Bertuzzi scored his first in preseason)
- Stars 3 vs Avs 1
- Oilers 3 vs Canucks 2 (Hughes scores in preseason debut)
- Coyotes 3 vs Golden Knights 1
–Field Level Media