Wild team bus caught in pre-Thanksgiving New York traffic before Devils game, forcing a half-hour delay

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Like many NHL groups, the Minnesota Wild chose to remain in Manhattan prior to playing the New Jersey Devils. The Wild’s strategy to prevent New Jersey yielded regrettable outcomes this time around, though. 

The Holland Tunnel linking Lower Manhattan and Jersey City closed Wednesday, stopping  Minnesota’s group bus and requiring a half-hour hold-up in the Wild-Devils video game. Fans who got seated early supposedly booed the statement. 

Wild gamers didn’t get to the Prudential Center up until 6:26 p.m. ET, 34 minutes prior to the initial faceoff time. The video game ultimately began at 7:33 p.m, and the Wild’s Twitter account played down the scenario up until that point. 

New York traffic is nearly never ever a breeze, however the blockage Minnesota dealt with on Wednesday was most likely increased by Thanksgiving tourists. The transport analytics business INRIX predicted across the country traffic hold-ups to be around 40% greater than regular through the vacation, and AAA expects almost 4 million more Thanksgiving tourists this year compared to 2020. 

The late arrival does not appear to be impacting the Central Division-leading Wild. Minnesota (11-6-1) presently leads the Devils (8-5-3) 2-0 after the very first duration thanks to objectives from Ryan Hartman and Nico Strum. 



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