According to Several sources, the NHL plans to host outdoor games in Lake Tahoe. The games would be held in February and would feature the Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights.
Also, by Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, Colorado will face Vegas on February 20 and Boston will face Colorado on February 21.
Last week, the NHL show on NBC aired, showing both games on the schedule, but they had not been rated as being played away.
The rounds will be played on the golf course of the Edgewood Tahoe Resort in Nevada around the 16th, 17th and 18th holes. The league mixes things up, putting away games at the venue of the popular celebrity tournament.
The change comes in a year where fans are unlikely to be in attendance or limited for all or most of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. No fans will be allowed on the site, with a total limit of 400 which will include the employees of each team and those necessary to carry out the match.
If successful, the NHL could consider other events like this, playing away without any supporters, in addition to the annual Winter Classic and League Stadium Series games that have taken place in the NHL. outdoors in football and baseball stadiums in the United States and Canada.
The NHL season is scheduled to begin on January 13, with five games scheduled for that date.