The Colorado Avalanche will wear their “reverse retro” jersey, displaying the Quebec Nordiques logo, during the outdoor game scheduled in Lake Tahoe, United States, on Saturday February 20.
The day after the confirmation of this game against the Golden Knights, the head coach of the Las Vegas team Peter DeBoer has also poured in humor by commenting on the holding of this special meeting, Tuesday, in front of journalists. .
“I’m happy that there will be bands,” he said, quoted by journalist Jesse Granger, of sports media The Athletic, on his Twitter account. If we had played on a completely open lake, we would never have been able to catch up with Nathan MacKinnon. ”
MacKinnon is indeed one of the fastest players in the National Hockey League.
Also with the Golden Knights, goaltender Marc-André Fleury for his part admitted that he had started looking to get new pads for this outdoor game.
Fleury risks however, as at the end of the 2019-2020 season, to share the task with Robin Lehner in front of the Golden Knights net.
Lehner, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, says he is feeling very well as the season approaches.
The energy of the supporters
Rather than dwelling on the eternal debate surrounding goalkeepers, Fleury wanted to salute the supporters of the Golden Knights at the start of the campaign.
“I miss the fans,” he said, again according to comments from The Athletic. I miss the emotion they provide and the energy you usually find in the amphitheater. ”
The Golden Knights will kick off their season at home at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday, January 14. They will then receive the Anaheim Ducks. Regarding the game in Lake Tahoe, it has already been announced that no spectators will be admitted.