This was bound to happen at some point. You just probably didn't expect it in Game 1.
The Bruins' series-opener against the Hurricanes, originally scheduled for 8 p.m. ET, will be delayed thanks to Game 1 between the Lightning and Blue Jackets stretching into a third overtime.
How long the Bruins game will be delayed will be determined by whenever the Tampa-Columbus game, which is also being played at Toronto's Scotiabank Arena, finally ends. According to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston, the NHL requires an 87-minute turnaround for the arena between games.
That means even if the game ended early in the third overtime, we're probably looking at close to a 9 p.m. start at the earliest.
So do whatever you need to do to get ready for a late night, Bruins fans.
In the meantime, here's some pregame reading to kill some time: