Both teams were scheduled to start at 8 pm ET on Tuesday night in Toronto, one of the NHL’s two hubs.
But when the opening game in Toronto between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets tied for a fifth overtime tied at 2-2, the Bruins and Hurricanes were sent back to their hotel rooms and told they would face off on Wednesday morning.
The Lightning and Blue Jackets begin their game at 3:30 pm ET at the Scottishbank Arena. They were tied 2–2 after four overtime hours after more than five hours when the NHL announced that they would not wait for Boston and Carolina any longer “due to the length of the Lightning-Blue Jackets game” . ”
Braden Point at 10:27 during the fifth over when Tampa Bay won 3–2.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.