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In 2014, the Los Angeles Kings played in the first NHL Stadium Series game when they hosted the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium. Two years later, the Colorado Avalanche hosted the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field.
Both the Kings and Avalanche lost their respective outdoor games, so something has to give Saturday night when the two meet at Falcon Stadium, the college football home for the Air Force Academy.
Colorado has been one of the best teams in the NHL this season currently sporting the sixth-most points in the NHL entering Saturday. The Kings, on the other hand, are in the midst of a rebuild as they have the second-worst record in the league.
Here's what you need to know for how to watch the 2020 NHL Stadium Series from Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Who is playing in the 2020 NHL Stadium Series?
The Los Angeles Kings and the Colorado Avalanche will face off Saturday night.
This will be the first meeting of the season as they'll face each other three times over the next four weeks.
Colorado saw their five-game winning streak end Thursday night against the Capitals 3-2 while Los Angeles snapped their five-game losing streak Wednesday night defeating the Calgary Flames 5-3.
2020 NHL Stadium Series: When is puck drop?
- Date: Saturday, Feb. 15
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
Puck drop is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET as the Kings face the Avalanche in the 11th NHL Stadium Series game.
What channel is the 2020 NHL Stadium Series?
- TV Channel (U.S.): NBC
- TV Channel (Canada): SN360
- Live Stream (U.S.): NBC Sports
- Live Stream (Canada): Sportsnet NOW
Coverage will begin at 8 p.m. ET for both NBC (U.S.) and SN360 (Canada). You can also stream the game through each network's respective apps: NBC Sports (U.S.) and Sportsnet NOW (Canada).
Where is the 2020 NHL Stadium Series?
Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado will host the only NHL Stadium Series game this season. Normally the home for the Air Force Academy college football team, the stadium's capacity stands at 46,692.
A unique feature of the stadium is where it's located. Falcon Stadium is located 6,621 feet above sea level, marking it as the second-highest elevation in all of Division I-A football. This might result in both teams taking quicker shifts on Saturday to deal with high elevation.
In comparison, the Avalanche's home arena, Pepsi Center, sits 5,280 feet above sea level.
The chief marketing officer and senior vice president of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment Declan Bolger told the Denver Post that ticket sales are going well and they are expected to sell out before puck drop Saturday.
This will be the second NHL regular-season outdoor game played at a U.S. service academy. The first was when the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on March 3, 2018.