Some insight from the league on the delay
So, I just got off the phone with Mike Murphy, the league's vice president of hockey operations. He said if the lights could not be fixed, the game could be postponed or rescheduled, but that is not the league's first choice and, ultimately, Murphy said, the call will be made by commissioner Gary Bettman.
Murphy said as long as the "conditions are safe," the league would rather get the game in. Makes sense, but, really how long can you wait? The Lightning plays in Philadelphia on Saturday and the Devils play in Montreal.
Natives also are getting restless, booing every time a song ends on the PA system. I don't blame them. They've been sitting here with no information and no hope. MSG television just said a decision will have to be made in 10 minutes. The delay is now 100 minutes.