The Bridgestone NHL Outdoors Saturday between the Vegas Golden Knights and also Colorado Avalanche at Lake Tahoe will certainly resume at midnight ET after being postponed complying with the very first duration.
Sunlight triggered ice problems to wear away at Edgewood Tahoe Resort in Stateline, Nevada.
The Avalanche lead 1-0.
“The plan is simply that we concluded after consulting with our ice makers and both teams that we didn’t think that it was safe or appropriate to continue this game at this time,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman stated on the NBC video game program. “Some of the players wanted to continue playing. Other players were more concerned. I felt, as did the [NHL] Players’ Association and everybody in hockey operations, and most importantly the ice makers, the most prudent thing to do was to discontinue the game now.”
The video game will certainly be aired on NBCSN in the United States, and also Sportsnet and also TVA Sports in Canada.
In enhancement, the Honda NHL Outdoors Sunday between the Philadelphia Flyers and also Boston Bruins at the exact same website has actually been returned to 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN, SN, TVAS). It was initially set up for 2 p.m. ET. Commissioner Bettman stated it was made a decision Saturday early morning that the Sunday video game would certainly be pressed back “because the forecast was no cloud cover at all.”
In enhancement, the Honda NHL Outdoors Sunday between the Philadelphia Flyers and also Boston Bruins at the exact same website has actually been returned to 7:30 p.m. ET. It was initially set up for 2 p.m. ET. Commissioner Bettman stated it was made a decision Saturday early morning that the Sunday video game would certainly be pressed back “because the forecast was no cloud cover at all.”
The Flyers-Bruins video game will certainly currently broadcast on NBCSN in the United States, and also on Sportsnet and also TVA Sports in Canada.
The New Jersey Devils-Washington Capitals video game in Washington on Sunday, initially set up for 7 p.m. ET, will certainly currently be played at 2 p.m. ET and also air on NBC.
“We’ve done over 30 outdoor games,” Commissioner Bettman stated. “This has been the most difficult weather circumstances we’ve had and it’s a beautiful day. The cloud cover is everywhere but where the sun is and it did a number on the ice. We were observing in the first period players getting stuck, particularly at center ice, tripping or catching a skate. While both teams and coaches wanted to finish he first period we concluded after consultation, and I’m sorry it took as long as it did but we wanted to try to get it right, that the best thing to do was postpone for the time being.”
Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog stated he comprehended the choice to postpone the video game.
“Even coming back here knowing that first period was the way it was and some spots of the ice were a little slushy,” the forward informed NBC, “but we were ready to go back out whenever they called us back and we kind of wanted to go back out. But it’s probably a good decision that we moved it to tonight and we’ll be ready to go. I don’t know what the afternoon is going to look like for us, but go back, get something to eat maybe and lay down for a bit. It’s not the normal, but we’ll figure it out. We were having fun out there.”
Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard racked up at 2:58 of the very first duration, on a wrist shot from the appropriate skirmish circle that underwent Golden Knights goalkeeper Marc-Andre Fleury‘s legs.
Colorado has 3 secs continuing to be on a 5-on-3 power play adhered to by 37 secs of a 5-on-4 as a result of a dual small for high-sticking by Vegas onward Mark Stone and also a charge on the Golden Knights for way too many males on the ice.
The Avalanche outshot the Golden Knights 17-8 in the very first duration. Fleury made 14 successive conserves after Girard’s objective.
NHL com personnel author Tom Gulitti added to this record