Colorado Avalanche did not let itself be disturbed by an eight-hour break and won the first outdoor game of the North American professional ice hockey league NHL on Lake Tahoe against the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2.
The bright sunshine forced the league to take a long break after the first third. “We, along with our ice cream experts and both teams, have come to the conclusion that it is not safe and appropriate to continue play at this point,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
The NHL has specially built an ice rink on a golf course at Lake Tahoe, and the second game between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers will take place on Monday night. “We have already organized 30 outdoor games. This one here has the most difficult weather conditions yet – and it’s such a beautiful day, ”said Bettman.
National players Leon Draisaitl and Dominik Kahun celebrated a 7-1 win against the Calgary Flames with the Edmonton Oilers, Draisaitl scored two goals, Kahun booked an assist. Superstar Connor McDavid created a hat trick and set up two goals. With 24 points, Edmonton, which has won nine of the last eleven games, is in second place in the Northern Division behind the clearly leading Toronto Maple Leafs (30).
One day after the bitter 7-2 against the Florida Panthers, the Detroit Red Wings prevailed 2-1 in their second home game. National goalkeeper Thomas Greiss, who was taken out of the box after 20 minutes the day before, was only a spectator on Sunday night. Goalie Jonathan Bernier convinced with 38 saves.
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