That's only happened once since 1996 as far I as can recall. As I mentioned recently in another thread (where someone else even specified which game this was) such clashes aren't all that common anyway; there have only 10 in this timespan, about one every other year on average.Ballistic Bob wrote:Not a mention of the nukleheads during the game as in the past fans from a Canuck game could come and catch the end. You wouldnt really want to miss game 2 of an 82 sked would you. Thnx BBB.C.FAN wrote:This was a fun crowd, and a lot of them seemed to be from the lost generation who grew up in the '90s when the franchise was in the doldrums. And I didn't sense that many of them cared at all about the game across the street. It was a highly entertaining evening, and a marketing victory for the club, thanks largely to the guaranteed win promotion.
I don't think it would happen anymore that people could come over from a Canucks game and catch the rest of the Lions game since NHL games are played much faster nowadays, often in 2:40 or less and the Lions never seem to start at 7:30pm anymore as was once the case (which is what happened in the aforementioned instance, while the Canucks started at 7pm). Now both games usually start 7pm when there's an overlap, which means hockey will usually wrap first.
I noticed they gave a Canucks score update at least once @BCP last night.