The NHL is set to roll out its annual All-Star Game at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Thursday night, with the league and its teams hoping to have the biggest TV audience for the first time since the first one in 2001.
It marks the first All-Stars game in 30 years, and the second time in the past two years that the game has been held in L.A. as part of the NHL’s Summer Classic.
The All-star game will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles and features seven teams from the Western Conference, four from the Eastern Conference, and four from other conferences.
It also features a number of players from the two leagues that are not on the All-teams.
The NHL and its players are hoping to generate as much interest in the All Stars Game as it did during the 2013-14 season.
It had a record-setting night in that season when the Stars beat the Ducks 4-2 in front of the home crowd at Staples.
In the 2014-15 season, there were no All-stars games in L, M, or W, with only the Losers and Kings in the West.
Last year, there was one All-Sight game in Los Angels and three in Phoenix.
Here are some of the highlights of the game:For the first-time since the beginning of the All Star Game, it will be televised on Fox Sports 1, with all teams expected to use their own local feeds.
It will be the first year that all NHL teams will be able to broadcast their games, with some teams using only local feeds on the weekend.
The first three days of the tournament will be open to the public, and those who are able to attend can sign up for pre-sale tickets.
The All-STAR game starts at 7 p.m.
ET on Thursday.
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