Tahoe outdoor NHL games could lead to more picturesque sites

FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, fans watch the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Outdoor games have become the the marquee event of the NHL season ever since the league staged the first Winter Classic in Buffalo in 2008. None of the 30 previous outdoor games had quite a setup like this season when the league will stage two games this weekend on the 18th fairway of a golf course on the shores of Lake Tahoe, with the Sierra Nevada Mountains towering in the background.