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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The NHL is confident the ice won't melt on its plan to play outdoor hockey in sunny Southern California.
The Los Angeles Kings will take on the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 25 at Dodger Stadium, the iconic baseball venue nestled high in the hills above downtown.
It's the NHL's first outdoor game in a warm-weather city, but the league's ice-making technicians say they're up to the challenge of building a viable rink in Los Angeles' balmy year-round temperatures.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and representatives from both teams visited Dodger Stadium on Thursday to check out its palm trees and mountains.
About two weeks before the game, the NHL will begin building the rink on top of the infield. The ice will be covered during the day to keep it cool.
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Anze Kopitar scored 15 seconds into the game, and the Los Angeles Kings went on to a 4-1 preseason win over the New York Rangers on Friday night.
Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, and Trevor Lewis also scored for Los Angeles (3-2-1), which led 3-1 after the first period.
Carter and Richards each scored on the power play in the first. Carter also assisted on Richards' goal.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Anze Kopitar scored 15 seconds into the game, and the Los Angeles Kings went on to a 4-1 preseason win over the New York Rangers on Friday night. Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, and Trevor Lewis also scored for Los Angeles (3-2-1), which led 3-1 after the first period. Carter and Richards each scored on the power play in the first. Carter also assisted on Richards...
The last time the Kings and Ducks met in pre-season, the Kings left a great big whoop ass mark on the Ducks waddly little bottoms with a 6-0 defeat. The final meeting of the two teams before the regular season begins did not end in a win for the Ducks, but the 2-1 loss was a lot less embarrassing and much better played overall. Good thing, too, because the game was actually...
LOS ANGELES -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman didn't need any elaborate verbiage or a long-worded statement when explaining why hockey in the greater Los Angeles area is viable. The credentials of the two teams, including two Stanley Cups in the last five seasons, speak for themselves.
"Hockey in Southern California it works," Bettman said Thursday at Dodger Stadium...
Dodger Stadium was bathed in warm sunlight Thursday when NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman stood on the top deck, looking up at the San Gabriel Mountains and down at the palm trees ringing the iconic baseball field.
Game on, Bettman thought.
The NHL is confident the ice won't melt on its plan to play outdoor hockey in sunny Southern California this winter. The Los Angeles Kings...
Reports out of Arizona today stated Bissonnette was scheduled to meet with Gary Bettman tomorrow to appeal his automatic 10-game suspension for leaving the bench.
Can confirm @DamoSpin report. Paul Bissonette automatic suspension will be reduced to 3 games. No quality video & conflicting game report
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) September 28, 2013...
SUNRISE, Fla. -- The new owner of the Florida Panthers likes what he sees on and off the ice, especially when looking ahead.
"There's a difference between losing money and making a long-term investment for the long term," said Vincent Viola, introduced Friday as the Panthers new chairman and principal owner. "This is a long-term investment for the long term.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Vincent Viola grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from West Point, is a former chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange and after the Sept. 11 attacks founded a center devoted to combating terrorism.
He's now the new owner of the Florida Panthers, said a person familiar with the situation.
Viola will be introduced in that role Friday after paying 250 million...
One of the many things the NHL is trying out this preseason is hybrid icing. It was agreed that they would give it a test in the exhibition games and then decide if it would go into effect for regular season.
Right now it's still anyone's guess as to if the players will sign of on it or not. Remember it has to get approval not only from the teams/GMs but the players as well...