NHL announces two away games in Lake Tahoe in February


The NHL has announced two outdoor games in Lake Tahoe, Nevada for the 2020-21 season.

On Saturday February 20, the Avalanche will face the Golden Knights (3 p.m. ET, NBC; live stream link), and the Bruins face the Flyers on Sunday, February 21 (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN; live stream link). This will bring the league’s total number of away games to 32 since 2003.

“We are delighted to announce the NHL Outdoors in Lake Tahoe and look forward to being on site for what will no doubt be two exciting games in a breathtaking setting,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. “Since we started hosting outdoor games in 2003 and made them a regular part of our annual program in 2008, we have considered a myriad of non-stadium settings, but they have always been made impractical due to the sheer volume. considerable demand from our fans to attend. . This season, unable to accommodate our usual huge crowds at such events, we will continue our tradition of bringing the game and our players back to their outdoor roots when the Avalanche meets the Golden Knights and the Bruins take on the Flyers on a outdoor ice rink. at the spectacular Edgewood Tahoe Resort.

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The “NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe” two-game set will not feature the fans and will take place on the 18th fairway of the Edgewood Tahoe Resort Golf Course. All four teams will wear their Reverse Retro jerseys.

It had already been announced that the Winter Classic 2020, which was to be played on January 1 at Target Field between the Wild and Blues, had been postponed. The 2021 Stadium Series game, which was scheduled to be hosted by the Hurricanes at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina, in February was also canceled.

An outdoor game in Lake Louise, Alta. Was rumored to have been discussed as a way to kick off the 2020-21 season, but as the NHL looked at many locations, Lake Tahoe won. According to the league, the complex will be a bubble with only authorized accredited people and strict testing protocols will be in place. No one will be allowed to leave the complex during their stay.

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Sean leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.



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