We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
SHARE

Ice issue causes Lightning, Capitals to swap ends

Thursday, 01.09.2014 / 9:55 PM / News

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


Ice issue causes Lightning, Capitals to swap ends
An issue with the ice in the visitors goal crease at Tampa Bay Times Forum on Thursday resulted in a decision to have the Lightning and Capitals swap ends midway through the first period.

The Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning changed ends at the first whistle after the 10:00 mark of the first period to accommodate an issue with the ice in the visitors goal crease at Tampa Bay Times Forum on Thursday.

The NHL said the decision was reached during a conversation between the on-ice officials and the coach and general manager of each team.

The teams switched again in the second and third periods.

Washington led 2-1 when the first switch was made after Mikhail Grabovski scored for the Capitals at 10:37.

Quote of the Day

A piece of scar tissue breaks off, pinches the nerve, and every time you move your leg it's almost like having a root canal in your stomach and groin.

— Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss on his sports hernia surgery