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It's not just blackouts: other delays that have affected sporting events

Published: Monday, Feb. 4 2013 4:35 p.m. MST

1988: Fog and a power outage halt the Stanley Cup Finals Next List » 8 of 8 « Prev


The old Boston Garden did not have air conditioning, and this helped contribute to one of the more bizarre games in sports history. Because of the lack of air conditioning, fog would begin to develop at the Garden on warmer nights.

This happened during Game 4 of the 1988 Stanley Cup Finals between Boston and Edmonton. But there was more trouble to come for the game that was tied 3-3 in the second period on May 24.

A power outage forced the game to be suspended at the 16:37 mark in the second period. The game, if needed to determine a champion, would be restarted at the end of the series and played again at the Boston Garden. The Oilers ensured a restart wasn't necessary, as they swept the series two days later.
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Mount Olympus
Salt Lake, UT

Remember when Jazz had to postpone a game back in 90s. It was the year they changed logos. The new court was damaged, so they played the rest of the season on the old court with the note logo.

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