On Saturday night, the Capitals were well on their way toward a big win over the Maple Leafs in the 2018 NHL Stadium Series at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md.
The the power went out.
No, that isn't a metaphor for the Caps' third period offense.
The power at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium went out, quite literally. During a commercial break at the 10:00 mark of the third period with the Capitals leading 5-2, the lights on one half of the stadium shut off and there was a surge in the media room.
The referees called for a stoppage in play.
Lights went out? NO PROBLEM! pic.twitter.com/RJIjZFdMu3— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) March 4, 2018
The fans in attendance tried their best to help, turning on their cell phones. It made for a great photo, just not enough light to continue play.
Navy-Marine Corps Stadium officials worked dilligently to get the power turned back on, and within less than 20 minutes, play resumed.