Hockey fans in southern California will have an opportunity to watch some of their favorite NHL stars next year in possible 80-plus degree temperatures from the great outdoors when the Los Angeles Kings play host to the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25, 2014.
The event is part of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, in which the NHL plans to play a number of regular-season games in outdoor venues in 2013-14. The League already announced another game in this series last week, revealing plans for a outdoor game at Soldier Field, featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins, to be played on March 1, 2014.
Since the addition of a second team in Southern California 20 years ago, the Freeway Face-Off between the Ducks and Kings has been among the most spirited rivalries in the NHL. The Ducks became the first of the two franchises to win the Stanley Cup in 2007 and the Kings matched that feat this past season when they became the first No. 8 seed to win the championship.