The Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning have been playing for so long. When they started, Joe Biden didn’t even have a running mate.
As Game One of the first-round game hit the fourth period of overtime, the NHL continued their bit of 10/10 empty-arena jokes with a seventh-inning stretch.
BTW, we’re calling it the August Epic.
Featuring The Hockey Song, here it is in all its glory:
.@CLBClippers care to join us? pic.twitter.com/sI008Oz5Pm
— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) August 12, 2020
This comes just nights after this deadly pun.
The NHL is absolutely killing this playoff tournament in a bubble.
It’s the fourth overtime. Up on the Jumbotron, they put “it’s time for the 7th period stretch”.
This, after “fan appreciation night” in the fan-less arena the other night..
— Jeff Clark (@SparkleClarkle) August 12, 2020
Later in the night, some contrition:
Hey @Canes @NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/mqlTfIQVQm
— Alison (@AlisonL) August 12, 2020
This game is so long, the Canes-Bruins series opener has been pushed to Wednesday morning at 11 AM. Earlier, Columbus goalie Joonis Korpisalo broke the 1987 record for most saves in a single game.
For your reference, here’s the list of longest games ever:
And we’re still going…
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