NHL announces two February outdoor games in Lake Tahoe

The NHL has actually revealed 2 outside video games in Lake Tahoe, Nevada for the 2020-21 season.

On Saturday, Feb. 20, the Avalanche will handle the Golden Knights, and the Bruins will play the Flyers on Sunday, Feb. 21. Both video games will start at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and bring the league’s overall variety of outside video games to 32 considering that 2003.

“We are delighted to announce the NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe and can’t wait to get on site for what undoubtedly will be two thrilling games in a breathtaking setting,” stated NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. “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. 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.”

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The “NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe” two-game set will not include fans and will be set on the 18th fairway of the Edgewood Tahoe Resort golf course. All 4 groups will use their Reverse Retro jerseys.

It was currently revealed that the 2020 Winter season Classic, which was to be used Jan. 1 at Target Field in between the Wild and Blues, had actually been delayed. Likewise canceled was the 2021 Arena Series video game, which was to be hosted by the Hurricanes at Carter-Finley Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina in February.

An outdoor video game on Lake Louise in Alberta was reported to have actually been gone over as a method to begin the 2020-21 season, however while the NHL took a look at various places, Lake Tahoe triumphed. According to the league, the resort will be a bubble with just credentialed individuals allowed and there will be rigorous screening procedures. Nobody will be enabled to leave the resort while they exist.

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