After all the hype, "the first NHL regular-season outdoor game in the U.S. west of the Rocky Mountains" is finally here. The Ducks have the franchise upper hand over the Kings, and are come off a win over the Kings just two days ago. But between the sand volleyball court, pond and performance stages, all bets are off. The real test will be whether or not the ice itself will hold up in the perfect Southern California temperature, currently predicted to be around 78 degrees.
SoSG is made better by the many Dodger fans who are also big Kings hockey fans, so we wanted to bring a special offseason hockey game thread to them and to so many of us who will be following this unique game. Give us a shout in the GT if you make it to the Yard (the Rink?)!
- Even with the heat, it's game on for hockey at Dodger Stadium (Helene Elliott, LA Times)