The incident unfolded on Wednesday night but nobody was injured as players were off the ice and the fire was swiftly put out.
Following an expanded postseason to determine the 16 teams taking part in the playoffs, the race for the Stanley Cup begins on Tuesday.
The name, logo and colors of the NHL's 32nd franchise are expected to be announced on Thursday at 12 p.m. ET.
The NHL regular season was suspended on March 12 and is now officially over, with an expanded postseason beginning this summer.
The National Hockey League announced Tuesday that a modified playoff tournament would determine the winner of the 2019-2020 Stanley Cup.
There's an estimated loss of $12 billion from the sports shutdown—from little leagues to the pros. That number could more than double if football is shutdown this fall.
"We have to get our sports back. I'm tired of watching baseball games that are 14-years old," President Donald Trump said at his Tuesday coronavirus briefing.
The hockey forward had been in an induced coma after suffering a brain bleed Tuesday.
Sports are the least of concerns in the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for those wanting to know, here are the cancelations and postponements from auto racing to the Olympics, baseball to hockey, tennis to golf, horse racing and more.
Bauer is ready to offer the visors to hospitals and medical facilities in the U.S. as well as Canada.
Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment said the pay cuts will be effective from next month and employees will move onto a four-day working week.
"I'm health in its purest form. My body temp is at the classic Gritty average of -55.6 degrees Celsius, I've never felt slimmer, but I still can't seem to shake this swimmer's ear (ongoing issue)."
The NBA suspended its season after one of its players tested positive for the coronavirus, then college and pro sports began suspensions and cancellations until there was ultimately a complete shut down in American sports.
NBA, NHL and NCAA have suspended their season, while MLB has postponed Opening Day by at least two weeks.
The NCAA tournament, which is only three weeks long, brought in $933 million last year in revenue from ticket sales, TV revenue and corporate sponsorships. This year's tournament could be suspended, or perhaps canceled, because of the spread of coronavirus.
Major League Soccer will take a 30-day hiatus to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The four leagues released a joint statement saying the decision had been taken after consultation with medical experts.
The AFI ceremony is the latest event to be canceled in the wake of COVID-19.
Players have also been instructed not to take items such as jerseys and balls from fans to autograph.
On the 40th anniversary of the "Miracle on Ice," the sports and political worlds paid tribute to the U.S. team that pulled off one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
The 36-year-old player collapsed on the bench with 7:50 left in the first period but was "alert and conscious" by the time he was taken to the hospital.
A coach in the NHL resigned last month and an equipment manager for a minor league team was placed on administrative leave Wednesday.
The NFL as usual dominates the sporting calendar on Thanksgiving, but there are plenty of sporting events on TV.
Cherry's dismissal was announced on Monday by Sportsnet following his comments during his 'Coach's Corner' segment on Saturday's 'Hockey Night in Canada' program.
St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly pulled off something that probably only a hockey player could pull off at the ESPY awards Wednesday night.
The 57th edition of the NHL draft gets underway on Friday night at 8 p.m. ET at the home of the Vancouver Canucks.
Jack Hughes and Finland's Kaapo Kakko are widely expected to be the first two picks of one of the most open drafts in years.
The Washington Capitals winger had to be helped off the ice after the incident.
Some fans are hoping for the "Metropolitans."