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:
— 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:
— 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…
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.