SAN JOSE -- A power outage at SAP Center darkened the arena shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday, about 45 minutes before the scheduled start of the opening game in the playoff series between the Sharks and Los Angeles Kings.
The bowl of the building was only in total darkness for less than a minute before generators kicked in to provide some light for the several hundred people already in their seats.
The power was restored to the point the Sharks and Kings came out for warm-ups at 7:10 p.m., 10 minutes later than scheduled.
The arena was closer to business as usual at 7:25 p.m. when announcer Danny Miller's booming voice came over the public address system just as the final players were leaving the ice after warmups.
The game is expected to begin at 7:45 p.m., exactly on schedule as a seven-minute delay was expected because NBCSN is providing national coverage.
A similar outage occurred at the team's home opener on Oct. 13, 2007 against the Boston Bruins, a game that was played after about a 30-minute delay.
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