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Power outage resolved; Sharks to play

Nov. 30, 2010 at 7:10 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A power outage in San Jose, Calif., that threatened to cancel Tuesday's NHL Sharks-Red Wings game has been fixed and the game will go on, officials said.

Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment, managers of the HP Pavilion, said a power failure at the arena that began at 8:45 a.m. PST had been resolved, the Detroit Free Press reported.

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The outage was "due to a problem with an on-site electrical switchgear," the company said in a statement.

"With the assistance of (Pacific Gas & Electric), the problem has been repaired," the statement said. "We do not expect the outage to have any impact on the Sharks/Red Wings game at 7:30 p.m. (PST) this evening."

Many of the Red Wings skipped a morning skate due to the outage.

"As long as we can play the game, it's fun," Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg told the Free Press. "We don't mind not skating in the morning, but to have to come back and have to have a makeup game, that would not be fun. That would be not good."

Detroit is in first place in the Western Conference while the Sharks are 10th, six points back of Detroit.

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