The Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche will take things out doors on Saturday night, as they’ll play a Stadium Series game at Coors Field in Denver.
It should be an intriguing matchup between the pipes.
As expected, the Red Wings will start Petr Mrazek in the great outdoors. He’s never played in an outdoor game in his career.
The Wings starter dressed as Jimmy Howard‘s backup in the 2014 Winter Classic against Toronto, but now it’s his time to shine.
“I’m very excited,” Mrazek said, per MLive.com. “It’s gonna be my first start in an outdoor game. I have to be careful with what’s gonna happen because the ice is gonna be different and kind of slower. I have to be aware of that.”
Mrazek will be using new gear tonight. Here’s what it looks like:
The Avalanche will turn to their starter, Semyon Varlamov.
—Craig Anderson is expected to get the start for the Senators (not confirmed). Joni Ortio was the first goaltender off the ice this morning for the Flames.