PITTSBURGH — The Flyers' game against the Pittsburgh Penguins last night at the Civic Arena was delayed for more than an hour because of a power failure.
At about 6:30 p.m., power was lost to certain areas of the arena, including the transformer that generates electricity for the ice-making machinery.
Eventually, power was diverted to another generator, and after a delay of 76 minutes, the game began.
According to Jim Gregory, the NHL's director of officiating, power was lost to the ice-making machinery for less than 10 minutes. But in that time, the temperature of the ice rose from about 10 degrees to about 16 degrees.