London arena lighting snafu delays start of opener
The lights went out in London ... and took about a half hour to come back on.
As the NHL was set to kick off the 2007-08 season with a game between the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, the lights at the 17,500-seat O2 Arena failed to come back on after pregame festivities and delayed the start of the game by about 30 minutes.
Both teams briefly went back to their respective locker rooms as arena officials worked to get half of the facility's track lights up and running.
It was a less-than-desirable start for the league's first regular-season start on European soil.
The NHL has opened the season outside North America three times, all in Japan.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.