NHL Adapts Rules in Response to Unexpected Challenge in Seattle

Published October 22, 2023 at 9:30 PM
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NHL Game Unexpected Surprises

Every NHL game is a massive production, and it's inevitable that sometimes, not everything goes as planned. Saturday's game brought to light an unexpected and unusual situation.

Lighting Imbalance Takes Center Stage



In a game featuring the Seattle Kraken and the New York Rangers, a peculiar lighting issue emerged. The Rangers' side of the ice was significantly dimmer than the Kraken's, possibly offering a distinct advantage to one team.


To address this, the referees came up with a unique solution. Instead of teams switching sides after each period, they decided to make the swap every 10 minutes.

Players' Take on the Challenge



The uneven lighting seemed to favor certain players. Artemi Panarin humorously mentioned his appreciation for the anomaly, noting how it troubled the goalkeepers. His performance that night, with two goals, seemingly backed up his claim.

All in all, the night was filled with exhilarating action and unforgettable moments. However, the NHL will undoubtedly aim to prevent such issues from happening again in the future.


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