Fans Use Phones to Try to Light Game After Power Goes Out at NHL Stadium Series

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 4, 2018

The Washington Capitals play the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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There are risks that come with the NHL's innovative Stadium Series—but lighting probably wasn't one the league thought it would have to worry about.

During Saturday's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, play was delayed for an unusual reason:

Toronto Maple Leafs @MapleLeafs

Play has been suspended temporarily due to a lighting situation in stadium. #StadiumSeries

Fortunately, the fans in attendance were willing to help out:

Washington Capitals @Capitals

Every light counts! #StadiumSeries #ALLCAPS https://t.co/EzaI3ZSz6D

Washington Capitals @Capitals

Thanks for the help, fans! #StadiumSeries #ALLCAPS https://t.co/LsFq4nc0Gh


Hockey fans are the best fans. Thanks for the assist. #StadiumSeries https://t.co/b3uExyt8VZ

Eventually, the lights came back on and play resumed.

Washington Capitals @Capitals

Unleash the Fury! The lights are back on! #StadiumSeries #ALLCAPS https://t.co/px0bANDovO

Washington beat Toronto 5-2.