Power Goes Out During Caps-Leafs Outdoor Game; NHL Fans Light Up Stadium


Turns out the NFL isn’t the only professional sports league that needs a Pikachu close by.

As you might recall, Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers was marked by a power outage early in the third quarter. And history repeated itself, albeit to a drastically less important degree, during Saturday night’s Stadium Series outdoor game between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Before the start of the third period, with the Caps leading 5-2, the lights went out at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.

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That last tweet is particularly ironic, as the Leafs’ all-white jerseys received a fair amount of flack (from us) when they were revealed in early February.

But while NHL and stadium officials scrambled to restore the illumination, fans in attendance helped by pulling out the lighters — or smartphones, or whatever.

Take a look:

Ah yes, nothing like a good old-fashioned Kumbaya at the pond with the boys.

The Caps held on to secure a 5-2 win over the Leafs, who clearly didn’t bring their A-game. No word yet on the NHL’s potential collaboration with Ash Ketchum.

Thumbnail photo via Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports Images

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