A power surge knocked out the lights at Joe Louis Arena and left a large portion of the arena in darkness:
The announcers on the Fox Sports Detroit broadcast stated that it's an unseasonably warm day in Detroit, but the weather is not believed to be the reason for the outage.
While the ice surface still had some lighting, the referees would not allow the game to continue until full power was restored. The game ultimately resumed at 2:45 ET, 30 minutes after the lights initially went out. The cause of the outage has still not been announced.
Mike Babcock was indifferent to the delay.