The Capitals and Penguins have taken to the ice at Heinz Field, and with the rain that fell on Pittsburgh today and the mild temperatures, the ice certainly looks slick. Via @bubbaprog:
Just looking at it on television, you can tell it's not in great shape.
There are two concerns here for the game. The water is clearly not freezing as fast as they would like it to, which can impact the play on the ice. Just think of pushing a puck through water. Not so easy. This could lead to a sloppy hockey game.
Also, the lights are creating a glare off the ice which could cause some interesting visibility issues that these guys usually don't have to deal with. We'll see if it impacts the game much.
One thing is for sure, though: in terms of visuals, this under the lights thing is incredible.