The lights went out at SAP Center in San Jose less than 30 minutes before the puck was scheduled to drop for Game 1 of the Sharks first-round playoff game against the Los Angeles Kings.
“Entire SAP Center just lost power,” CSN Bay Area’s Brodie Brazil tweeted about 7 p.m.
The arena was pitch dark for a couple seconds until emergency lights came on, NBC Bay Area’s Geraud Moncure reports.
Power was restored within 10 minutes.
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Moncure reports fans inside the arena remained calm during the outage.
Players later took the ice for warmups, but there was none of the usual music blaring over the public address system
One Bay Area sports franchise apparently could empathize with the pre-game situation:
The cause of the outage is unknown, according to the Sharks. A spokesperson for PG&E said the outage did appear to be related to the utility.
“SAP Center Management will continue to work with PG&E to determine a cause for the outage," the team said in a statement released Thursday night.