The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins will play the longest second period in the NHL this season.
That’s because Sunday’s game at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh was halted with 6:26 remaining in the first period for some much-needed ice repair.
According to NHL Rule 77.3, “if a delay takes place with more than five (5) minutes remaining in the first or second period, the Referee will order the next regular intermission to be taken.”
So the Bruins and the Penguins went to their locker rooms for intermission, then will return to play the leftover 6:26, with score tied at 0. Then the teams will switch ends, take a short break (NHL Network said 1 minute or so), then commence the second period.
The game is being televised on NESN.
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