Following two thrilling overtime games between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins to start the Stanley Cup Finals, the NHL has decided to change the start time of Game 3 in hopes the game-winning, multi-overtime goal will be scored during prime time on Monday evening.
“If we drop the puck at 8 a.m., there’s a pretty good chance the game will be decided about 12 hours later.,” said an NHL spokesperson. “We don’t know if NBC Sports technically counts as part of prime time, but if it does, this could work out nicely.”
Hockey fans expressed their gratitude after hearing of the schedule adjustment.
“I was still drunk four hours after I got to work on Thursday,” said Hawks fan Tom Benson, referring to the day after the three-overtime Game 1 that lasted well into the wee hours of the morning. “Plus now I can check out the first period before work on Monday, then see the game-winning goal when I get home.”