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The First Outdoor NHL League Game

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For the first time in NHL league history a NHL game was played outdoors on November 23, 2003. The game was held in Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium in front of a record crowd of 57,167 people. The attendance more than doubled the previous record of 28,183 for an NHL game.

The Edmonton Oilers lost to the Montreal Canadiens 4-3.

Prior to the NHL game a game featuring former hockey superstars and Oilers alumni (including Wayne Gretzky) was played. The Oilers alumni won 2-0, despite being outshot 26-12.

Posted:  2003-11-27  11:23:34 AM

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