The two teams did, however, switch ends halfway through the first period, with a hard stop at the 10-minute mark.
That was one of the options the league presented as a possibility to the two clubs leading up to the NHL's signature outdoor event. The intense sunlight was considered to be a potential safety issue for the players, many of whom wore eye black during Wednesday's practice to negate the glare.
Although many speculated about a potential delay, puck drop proceeded as scheduled.
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