NHL teams including Bruins, Penguins, Hurricanes, Stars and Kings explore outdoor games with fans

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According to Pierre LeBrun, TSN Hockey insider, several NHL teams are exploring the possibility of playing away to accommodate fans during the 2020-21 season.

LeBrun wrote in The Athletic Thursday that the Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins all explore the possibility of playing multiple games outside of this season.

He adds that the Buffalo Sabers, Minnesota Wild, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders and Rangers are among the state-based teams. United who said no to the league, for various reasons.

LeBrun notes that none of the seven Canadian teams would consider this option, as public health restrictions across the country make it virtually impossible at this time.

The NHL, which had three away games scheduled last season, postponed the 2021 Winter Classic – between the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues on New Years Day – to October.


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