The Anaheim Ducks took on the Los Angeles Kings in an outdoor game at Dodgers Stadium in Southern California. Logistically it seems impossible for hockey to be played in that weather but they made it work and the players loved it too.
“We felt like rock stars,” Anaheim defenseman Ben Lovejoy said. “That was by far the coolest feeling I’ve ever had playing hockey.”
“It was maybe a little slower than some rinks, but it was smooth,” Anaheim’s Teemu Selanne said. “We’re used to not-good ice out (West) anyway. The whole package was incredible. You don’t have that many chances to play in front of 55,000 people. This was pretty high on my bucket list.”
The crowd was announced at 54,099 people, a large hockey crowd but nothing compared to the game held at the University of Michigan. It provided for some awesome shots though, here are the best.
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