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The NHL says the Los Angeles Kings will host the Anaheim Ducks in an outdoor game at Dodger Stadium next January.
An NHL outdoor game has also never been held so far south or in California. The game is set for Jan. 25.
The logistics of playing outdoors in balmy California temperatures might seem daunting. Yet the NHL and the teams seem confident that ice-making technology exists that could meet NHL standards.
The Kings played the New York Rangers in an outdoor exhibition game at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 1991 as temperatures topped 80 degrees. The Kings beat the Rangers 5-2 on ice that held up reasonably well.
Three baseball stadiums already have hosted Winter Classics: Chicago's Wrigley Field, Boston's Fenway Park and Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Down a goal, and facing the daunting task of going back to St. Louis down 3-1 in the series, the Los Angeles Kings played their best period of the playoffs this season.
Kings rallied late in the third with goals by Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams 76 seconds apart, leading the Kings a 4-3 victory and squared their best of seven series at two apiece.
Both teams struggled offensively...
Anze Kopitar tied it with 12:46 to play, Justin Williams tipped home the go-ahead goal 76 seconds later, and the Los Angeles Kings evened their first-round series with the St. Louis Blues with a 4-3 victory Monday night.
Jeff Carter and Dustin Penner also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions. They erased an early two-goal deficit and a third-period deficit to earn their...
Hockey fans in southern California will have an opportunity to watch some of their favorite NHL stars next year in possible 80-plus degree temperatures from the great outdoors when the Los Angeles Kings play host to the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25, 2014.
The event is part of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, in which the NHL plans to play a number...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Anze Kopitar tied it with 12:46 to play, Justin Williams tipped home the go-ahead goal 76 seconds later, and the Los Angeles Kings evened their first-round series with the St. Louis Blues with a 4-3 victory Monday night.
Jeff Carter and Dustin Penner also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions. They erased an early two-goal deficit and a third-period...
Three games into their series with Detroit, the Ducks hold a two to one lead. In both wins, goalie Jonas Hiller looked superb. However, in their sole loss, he looked like the shaky playoff goalie he once was. Some doubt coach Boudreau’s decision to stick with Hiller going into game three with rookie Viktor Fasth waiting on the bench. Yet that’s why the coach is a proven winner...
The St. Louis Blues were confident they could push the Los Angeles Kings to the brink of elimination when they took a one-goal lead into the third period.
Then the defending Stanley Cup champions pushed back and this highly entertaining first-round series became all even again.
Anze Kopitar tied it with 12:46 to play, Justin Williams tipped home the go-ahead goal 76 seconds later...
The St. Louis Blues have earned a couple of 2-1 victories over the Kings and suffered a 1-0 loss at Los Angeles. You can expect more of the same for the rest of the series.“If you look at the series, 5-on-5 is so tough,” Kings coach Darryl Sutter told reporters after Saturday night’s game. “There are a lot of little battles going on that only the players appreciate or understand...
My 3 Stars of the Game
1. Mike Richards, LA - 2 assists on the night, but arguably the best player on the ice for the Kings. Really stepped up in the 3rd when his team needed a lift.
2. Slava Voynov, LA - while he didn't hit the scoresheet, I thought Voynov might have been the Kings best defenseman last night ... and that's considering Doughty had a pretty damn good...
FIRST... read today's GAMEDAY PREVIEW for Game 4 between the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues. Exclusively on LAKings.com.
This will make more sense once you've read the GAMEDAY PREVIEW.
THEN... it's a brand-new 1st Round Edition of All The Kings Men Podcast!!! Jesse Cohen and I chat with Jon Hoven from Mayors Manor about the LA Kings inability...
The Anaheim Ducks came out a put to rest any lingering misconceptions about playing in Detroit, thanks in part to a convincing 4-0 win in game 3 of their Western Conference Quarterfinals match-up with the Red Wings.
The Ducks used two power-play goals, a shorty and an even strength goal to reclaim a 2-1 series lead headed into tonight's must win game 4 for the Wings.
Who doesn't like Mondays?
The Kings and Blues finally stopped beating the sugar honey iced tea out of each other and played some great hockey!
The Blues silenced the rambunctious Staples crowd with two quick first period goals, and surprisingly neither of them were Jonathan Quick's fault.
But I had such a positive energy about the game tonight and I was as calm...
Justin Abdelkader's hit on Toni Lydman late in the second period of Game 3 was the turning point. He received a five-minute major and a game misconduct as a result. The Ducks then scored 18 seconds into the power play to go up 1-0.
That was all the Ducks would need, but they added some Aflac with another three goals in the third period. Goodbye, home ice; it was nice having...
Cheer up, Blues fans. The NHL doesn't even know who the Kings are. Amazingly, those in charge of the NHL's Twitter account referred to the Anaheim Ducks twice after LA's Game 4 win. They even tagged Anaheim's official Twitter.
Looks like not even winning a Cup will earn respect for a team out in California.
No Photoshop here. I was lucky enough to catch...
It's been a fast and furious Round 1 for the Los Angeles Kings... so I want to make sure nothing is falling through the cracks in terms of your entertainment dollar here at The Royal Half. Don't forget, we are still writing GAMEDAY PREVIEWS exclusively at LAKings.com... so you can always check out our archive here.
This is the kind of stuff you are missing out...
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Matchup: Anaheim Ducks at Detroit Red Wings
Venue: Joe Louis Arena; Detroit, MI
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Television: Detroit- FS-D; National- CNBC
Series- Anaheim leads 2-1
Answers. That is what the Detroit Red Wings are once again searching for after a dismal performance in game three that put them in a 2-1 series deficit...