The NHL is holding a two-day, two-game outdoor showcase at Lake Tahoe on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21. And the Philadelphia Flyers are one of the four teams involved. You heard that right!
The four teams that will be going to Nevada are the Las Vegas Golden Knights, Colorado Avalanche, Boston Bruins, and the Flyers. Vegas and Colorado will play on the 20th, and Boston-Philly will be the 21st.
This is from Sportsnet’s report:
“According to multiple sources, the NHL is beginning its Mystery, Alaska experiment, with four teams as part of a unique two-game, two-day “Outdoor Weekend” showcase at Lake Tahoe. Edgewood Tahoe Resort, home of the popular celebrity golf tournament, is hosting these games, which will be played around the 16th, 17th and 18th holes. It is, at this point, a one-year project, but if it works, the NHL may consider making off-beat, “natural wilderness,” picturesque locations a regular occurrence. Whatever the case, this has a chance to be a special look in a challenging season.”
This sounds amazing!
The Flyers have played in four outdoor games since the inaugural Winter Classic game in 2007. Their first one was 2010 against the Boston Bruins. The Bruins came out on top with an overtime winner to win 2-1. We move on to 2012 when the Flyers played in the home of the Philadelphia Phillies, Citizens Bank Park against the New York Rangers. The Rangers won in a heartbreaker for the Flyers as the final score was 3-2. In 2017 the Flyers played their first Stadium Series game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins won 4-2. The Flyers are now 0-3 in outdoor games. Until 2019 when they were back in Philly on a rainy night in Lincoln Financial Field, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Flyers came all the way back from being down 3-1 to tie it up into overtime. Flyers captain Claude Girox, who is the only Flyer to play in every outdoor game for the Flyers, scored the game-winning overtime goal. The final was 4-3.
Here’s a photo of Lake Tahoe.
Yeah, that’s pretty beautiful!
The Flyers open up the regular season on Jan. 13 at home against the Penguins. Get ready!