With 1:26 remaining in the first period, the game clock stopped running for approximately 12 seconds. Before the face-off that was to have occurred with 9 seconds remaining on the game clock, Hockey Operations informed the on-ice officials of the discrepancy. As 20 minutes had been played, the period was ruled to have been completed and the teams were sent to their dressing rooms.
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets