On the first day, the Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights faced each other. However, due to irreparable damage to the ice, the game had to be postponed until the evening hours. The avalanche secured a 3-2 win against the golden knights – for the Avs it was the first success in an outdoor game.
Because of the lessons learned from the first day, the game between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers was postponed. At 01:30 CET, Michi Raffl and his Flyers started the new edition of the NHL Winter Classic 2011. The heavily replaced Flyers had to admit defeat 3: 7 in the end.
The location at the 18th hole of the golf course in Stateline, Nevada, turned out to be a dreamlike location, the background, consisting of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountain landscape, conveyed a pure “outdoor hockey feeling”. It is safe to assume that the NHL will continue to hold such events in the future.
What a weekend! NHLOutdoors
Thank you, Lake Tahoe. 😍 pic.twitter.com/iGcSXV0ZTJ
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