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Friedman: Bruins and Flyers to play outdoors at Lake Tahoe in February

Back outside!

American Century Championship - Final Round Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

It would appear that the Bruins and Flyers are heading back outside.

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman first reported the news this morning, with several other outlets and reporters confirming his reporting since.

Per Friedman, the Bruins, Flyers, Avalanche, and Golden Knights will be involved in two separate outdoor games in February, each taking place under the big California/Nevada sky.

From Friedman’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.

The Edgewood Tahoe Resort is in Nevada along the southeast shore of Lake Tahoe itself, southwest of Carson City.

It will depend on how the NHL sets the rink up, but this sure looks like a pretty cool setting for a hockey game:

American Century Championship - Final Round Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Based on the national broadcast schedule the NHL released last week, it looks like the Bruins-Flyers game will be on Sunday, February 21.

Friedman also reported that there will be no fans in attendance, but that the NHL is planning to experiment with different ways of covering the game (camera angles, drones, etc.) that should make it a unique experience.