Mellon Arena, the NHL’s oldest facility, went dark twice during in the second period.
Toronto had the puck during a 5-minute power play at 11:41 of the second period when the power went out and caused play to stop. Some lights returned almost immediately, and the game resumed 18 minutes later.
Many in the crowd of 15,174 seized the opportunity to chant, “New arena!” Penguins officials, who are pressing politicians for a new home, showed a video touting their plan during the stoppage.
The 10 finalists for the 2006 Hobey Baker Award were announced. The Hobey Baker Award is given out annually to the nation’s top collegiate player. Six current NHL prospects were among the 10 players selected. The finalists comprise of seven forwards, two defensemen, and one goaltender. The WCHA is the conference with the most representation with five players, followed by the CCHA and Hockey East with two apiece and the ECACHL with one. All of the finalists are upperclassmen, made up of six seniors and four juniors.
The Bruins’ goaltending situation took an interesting turn yesterday, with the team committing to a three-year deal with veteran Tim Thomas . That means there will be some decisions regarding Andrew Raycroft and Hannu Toivonen during the offseason.