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Capitals-Hurricanes Delayed After Crossbar Issue, Issue Fixed With Tape

The Washington Capitals’ puck drop against the Carolina Hurricanes was delayed after the crossbar cam had to be taped back on.



WASHINGTON — As the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes took center ice for puck drop, the referee was by Frederik Andersen's net, signaling the other officials over to address an issue with the Hurricanes' net.

The goal camera on the back of the crossbar was broken, and the game couldn't start without it operating. That camera is one of several that is utilized for goal reviews. Luckily, there was tape on hand — and tape can fix anything.

So, the officials and ice crew members rolled out what appeared to be red hockey tape to secure the camera. Ultimately, the issue was fixed.

Puck drop was delayed by about seven minutes.

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