2015 NHL Stadium Series

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2015 NHL Stadium Series
2015 NHL Stadium Series Logo.png
1 2 3 Total
Los Angeles Kings 1 0 1 2
San Jose Sharks 1 0 0 1
Date February 21, 2015
Arena Levi's Stadium[1]
City Santa Clara, California
Attendance 70,205
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The 2015 NHL Stadium Series was an outdoor regular season National Hockey League (NHL) game, part of the Stadium Series of games held at football or baseball stadiums. The Los Angeles Kings played against the San Jose Sharks at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on February 21, 2015.[2] The game coincided with NBC Sports' "Hockey Day in America" coverage.[3] This was the only game in the Stadium Series during the 2014–15 NHL regular season (as opposed to multiple games in 2014 and 2016).

The Kings defeated the Sharks 2-1 on a goal by Marian Gaborik early in the 3rd period to extend the Kings win streak to 7 games, while the Sharks became 2-5-1 in their previous 8 games. Also with the victory the Kings overtook the Sharks for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference.

Initial announcement[edit]

After the success of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series game at Dodger Stadium it was widely rumored that there was going to be an outdoor game in Northern California with Levi's Stadium, AT&T Park, and Stanford Stadium as the 3 most likely options to host the outdoor game. On August 6 it was officially announced that Levi's Stadium was going to host the game between the Sharks and the Kings. The NHL was originally reportedly looking to hold four outdoor games, including the Winter Classic.[4] Besides Levi's Stadium, other possible sites for the Stadium Series games included Coors Field (Denver),[5] Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Massachusetts),[6] Target Field (Minneapolis),[7] Beaver Stadium (Pennsylvania State University),[8] and an as-yet-unnamed venue in the Phoenix area.[9] Foxborough, Minneapolis and Denver will instead host 2016 outdoor contests.[10]

Game Summary[edit]

Scoring Summary[edit]

Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st LAK Kyle Clifford (3) Jake Muzzin (21) 2:46 1–0 LAK
SJS Brent Burns (16) Tommy Wingels (15) 18:56 1–1
2nd No scoring
3rd LAK Marian Gaborik (17) Jeff Carter (28) 4:04 2-1 LAK

Penalty Summary[edit]

Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st SJS Brenden Dillon Holding 6:33 2:00
2nd LAK Robyn Regehr Hooking 7:24 2:00
SJS Matt Irwin Hooking 13:06 2:00
LAK Jake Muzzin Delaying Game Puck over glass 18:54 2:00
3rd LAK Dustin Brown Tripping 10:06 2:00
Shots
Period 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Los Angeles 12 6 11 29
San Jose 10 15 7 32
Power play opportunities
Goals/Opportunities
Los Angeles 0/2
San Jose 0/3

Team Rosters[edit]

Los Angeles Kings
# Player Position
2 United States Matt Greene (A) D
3 Canada Brayden McNabb D
5 United States Jamie McBain D
6 Canada Jake Muzzin D
8 Canada Drew Doughty D
11 Slovenia Anze Kopitar (A) C
12 Slovakia Marian Gaborik RW
13 Canada Kyle Clifford LW
14 Canada Justin Williams RW
22 United States Trevor Lewis C
23 United States Dustin Brown (C) C
28 Canada Jarret Stoll C
31 Canada Martin Jones [1] G
32 United States Jonathan Quick G
37 United States Nick Shore C
44 Canada Robyn Regehr D
71 Canada Jordan Nolan C
73 Canada Tyler Toffoli C
74 Canada Dwight King LW
77 Canada Jeff Carter C
Head coach: Canada Darryl Sutter
San Jose Sharks
# Player Position
4 Canada Brenden Dillon D
8 United States Joe Pavelski (A) C
10 Canada Andrew Desjardins C
12 Canada Patrick Marleau (A) LW
15 Canada James Sheppard LW
19 Canada Joe Thornton (A) C
20 Canada John Scott LW
27 Canada Scott Hannan D
31 Finland Antti Niemi G
32 United States Alex Stalock [2] G
39 Canada Logan Couture C
44 Canada Marc-Edouard Vlasic (A) D
48 Czech Republic Tomas Hertl C
52 Canada Matt Irwin D
57 United States Tommy Wingels C
61 United States Justin Braun D
68 Sweden Melker Karlsson C
81 Canada Tyler Kennedy RW
83 United States Matt Nieto LW
88 Canada Brent Burns D
Head coach: Canada Todd McLellan
^ Martin Jones and Alex Stalock dressed as the back up goaltenders. Neither entered the game.

Scratches[edit]

Officials[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scooby Axson (6 August 2014). "San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings to play in 2015 Stadium Series". SI.com. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Scooby Axson (6 August 2014). "San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings to play in 2015 Stadium Series". SI.com. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "NHL Stadium Series returning to California in February 2015?". CBS Sports. August 3, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ NHL looking at four outdoor games in 2014-15; Coors pushing for Denver (Report) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
  5. ^ McCarthy, Michael; Schultz, E.J. (January 29, 2014). "Sponsor Coors Light Wants NHL Stadium Series in Rockies". Advertising Age. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ Report: Bruins, Canadiens Could Play NHL Stadium Series Game At Gillette Stadium in 2015 | Boston Bruins | NESN.com
  7. ^ Peters, Chris (June 21, 2014). "Report: Minnesota Wild outdoor game 'going to happen' in 2015-16". CBS. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ Carchidi, Sam (June 6, 2013). "Flyers vs. Penguins match at Beaver Stadium in works". Philly.com. Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ McClellan, Sarah (January 27, 2014). "Phoenix Coyotes Chairman and Governor George Gosbee pushing for outdoor game". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ Burnside, Scott (December 12, 2014). Boston front-runner for '16 Classic. ESPN.com. Retrieved December 27, 2014.