The Capitals-Senators game had to be paused for the weirdest reason ever; fans claim they have never seen anything like it before

Well, here’s something you don’t see every day.

On April 8, April 8, 2024, a rare total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

But on Sunday, one day before the big happening, the sun played a trick during the Washington Capitals and Ottawa Senators game, leading to a pause in the game for the most random reason ever.

The sun isn’t typically a problem in hockey. In soccer, that’s played outside, it happens that goalies play with a cap so as not to get blinded by the sun.

But hockey is played indoors, so the sun should never be a problem for anyone.

But during Sunday’s game, officials suddenly whistled play did in the first period. Just seconds earlier, Senators goalie Joonas Korpisalo had signaled that he wanted the referees to stop their play.

It took some time for fans and players to understand why. But it quickly became obvious that a spotlight was being shined at him. But as it turned out, it wasn’t a spotlight. It was the sun.

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On the opposite side of the arena, the sunlight somehow found its way through windows and the entrance of the upper deck.

When referee Chris Rooney skated over to Korpisalo, he held his hand up to block the sun, and shadows could be seen against the board.

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After a little while, a curtain was closed, blocking the sun, and play continued with a face-off in the neutral zone.

This season is truly like no other we’ve seen, with random stuff happening every other day. The video sequence of Korpisalo getting blinded by the sun quickly went viral, and we understand why. Talk about a rare moment!

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