NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs start tonight in Las Vegas
NHL.com is reporting that the Stanley Cup will be played in Las, Nevada, this evening.
It will be the first time in the NHL Playoffs that the Cup will have been played in Vegas since 1999.
The first round begins at 8:30 p.m.
ET with a game against the Detroit Red Wings.
It’s scheduled for the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
This year, the NHL will play a three-game series in Las with the New York Rangers facing the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New Jersey Devils facing the New Orleans Kings.
The two other games will be against the Anaheim Ducks and the Dallas Stars.
The first will be on March 15 against the Calgary Flames at 8 p.n.m., while the second will be March 17 against the Winnipeg Jets at 8, a time slot not previously announced.
The series will also be televised live on ESPN and TSN.
The Kings are the first franchise in NHL history to host a game in Las.
This year, they will play the Edmonton Oilers at 7 p.d. in Edmonton on March 22.
This will be just the second time that the NHL has played in the Las Vegas market.
The Los Angeles Kings played the Kings in Anaheim on April 4, 1995.
The game was originally played in Anaheim in 1978 and was played in front of a capacity crowd of 13,072.
The Kings have also played in Phoenix, the team’s home, three times in the last 10 seasons.
In addition to the Kings, the Las Coyotes have played three games in the state in recent years, in 2009 and 2012.