The National Hockey League has released specifics about its NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe series, which will feature two regular-season outdoor games along the south shore of North America’s largest alpine lake.
The Bridgestone NHL Outdoors Saturday will feature the Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights on February 20 while the Honda NHL Outdoors Sunday will see the Philadelphia Flyers play the Boston Bruins on February 21. Both games will be broadcast at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and be played without spectators.
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The rink for the games will be built on the lakefront 18th fairway of the golf course at the Edgewood Tahoe Resort, which has been the annual site of the American Century Championship since 1990. Each team will wear an Adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic jersey for the games that honor unique and historical moments in each club’s history.
“Ever since we began staging outdoor games in 2003 and made it a regular feature of our annual schedule in 2008, we have considered myriad non-stadium settings, but they always were rendered impractical because of the sheer volume of demand from our fans to attend,” Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “This season, unable to host our usual huge crowds at such events, we will continue our tradition of taking the game and our players back to their outdoor roots when the Avalanche meet the Golden Knights and the Bruins face the Flyers on an open-air rink at the spectacular Edgewood Tahoe Resort.”
For Vegas, the event will mark its first outdoor game. Colorado will play in its third such match, while the Bruins have played in four and the Flyers in five.
“Having the National Hockey League playing at Lake Tahoe highlights the area’s reputation as a leading winter destination and complements the recreational appeal with a major sporting attraction,” said Carol Chaplin, president and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “Combining Tahoe South’s spectacular beauty with the best hockey players in the world is a natural fit and will create a television viewing experience that can’t be missed.”