NHL moves up start of outdoor game to avoid bright sunshine

Colorado Avalanche goalie Philipp Grubauer defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Las Vegas. Grubauer and the Avalanche will play outdoors on a rink at Lake Tahoe on Saturday. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

STATELINE, Nev. | The NHL has moved up the starting time of the outdoor game Sunday between Boston and Philadelphia at Lake Tahoe by one hour to avoid the bright sunshine forecast for later in the afternoon.

The game at Edgewood Tahoe Resort will start at 11 a.m. PST instead of the originally scheduled noon local start.

The league made the announcement Thursday night, saying it was in the interest of player safety “due to Sunday’s forecast of sunlight with no cloud cover.”

The Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights will play on the specially built rink Saturday, followed a day later by the Bruins and Flyers.

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Michael Arroyo
Michael Arroyo
2 days ago

I remember the first game that the AVS and the Knights played. 7 to 0 Las Vegas! It was the very next season after the AVS last place season. Now they have much more formidable games and the Golden Knights don’t roll over on my beloved Avalanche like they did that fateful day mentioned.

All I can say is…GO AVS GO!