This is purely coincidental of course, but the Patriots have somehow landed eight of their 10 Super Bowl appearances in years in which the game was both in a dome and on a network other than CBS. Half of New England’s appearances have been in years when NBC has carried the game. Since 2006, the rights to televising the Super Bowl have rotated between CBS, Fox, and NBC.
Three of the seven Super Bowls in the Superdome have featured the Patriots, and both Super Bowls in University of Phoenix Stadium (also a dome) have featured the Pats as well. New England is 1-2 in New Orleans and 1-1 in Arizona.
The Lightning opened the scoring midway through the period as Johnson beat Anderson high from long range. Chris Kunitz got his 600th career point with an assist.
Ottawa tied the game at the 14-minute mark as Dzingel showed off some sweet stick work and tucked a puck in behind Domingue for his 16th of the season.
Less than two minutes later, the Lightning regained the lead as they hemmed the Senators in their own end and Hedman beat Anderson through the legs from in close.
Bobby Ryan returned to the Senators’ lineup after missing 10 games with a hand injury.
Super Bowl 52 between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will be airing on NBC, but in this day and age, sports fans don’t even need to be in front of their TVs to catch the big game. Thanks to the explosion of legal streaming avenues, there are more options than ever to watch sports live, without the hassle of cable or satellite providers.
Per the Times-Union’s account, the incident occurred when Jefferson was ejected from the game and walked toward the locker room tunnel. A fan in the front row threw a bottle that sailed over Jefferson’s head.
Jefferson then approached the stands and was targeted by another bottle-throwing fan. As security intervened and escorted Jefferson away from the scene, a third bottle was thrown at him. He then tried to climb the wall to the stands, and he and security personnel were doused with a cup of liquid and ice.
No arrests were made as a result of the melee.