Bruins-Hurricanes Game 1 postponed, will be played Wednesday morning


Well, this is a new one. But then again, what about this whole NHL playoff experience isn't?

The Bruins' series opener against the Hurricanes, originally schedule for 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, has been postponed and will be played Wednesday at 11 a.m. instead.

That is because Game 1 between the Lightning and Blue Jackets, also being played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, is now heading into a fifth overtime as of the time this was published.

Tampa Bay and Columbus have been deadlocked at 2-2 since early in the third period, and by getting to a fifth overtime it is now one of the five longest games in NHL history.

There are some unbelievable stat lines from that game already. Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo had 85 saves heading into OT5, while defenseman Seth Jones has played a game-high 61:13.

It would have taken at least 87 minutes to turn over the arena between games, so even if that game ended early in the fifth overtime, the Bruins wouldn't have been able to start before 10:30 p.m. ET.

So, the weird gets weirder! Playoff hockey on a Wednesday morning in August!

UPDATE: The game finally ended with Brayden Point winning it for the Lightning 10:27 into the fifth overtime. It wound up as the fourth-longest game in NHL history. Korpisalo finished with 85 saves, while Tampa goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy had 61. Jones led all skaters with 65:06 time on ice.

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