The Bruins have owned up - finally - to a colossal mistake made prior to season and only just recently discovered. This is necessitating a change in format for the clubs utilizing the ice surface during games, until the conclusion of tonight's contest vs. Atlanta.
The reason? Has to be seen, er read, to be believed.
"The change in format is occurring due to incorrect markings on the West End (visitors bench side) of the TD Banknorth Garden Ice. In the West End, the two face-off dots are 24 feet from the goal line - four feet longer than NHL specifications. The corresponding face-off circles are also four feet further away from the goal line."
It gets better. Read on here.