The sun was at his back for the first period.
by OCND (2019-01-07 13:45:50)

In reply to: Would the outcome have been different if the ends were  posted by wearendhockey

So unless he was catching a reflection, I wouldn't think it would be as much a factor as if he was at the other end.

Also, the corner lights were off the entire game. Only the side lights above were lit.