Report: Dodger Stadium will host NHL game in 2014.

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Dodger Stadium will host a hockey game before it hosts its next All-Star Game, according to a report Sunday on TheFourthPeriod.com.

The NHL was finalizing plans to bring a regular-season game to the Dodgers’ newly renovated home field next year, according to the report, which was then confirmed on Twitter by NHL agent Allan Walsh.

According to TFP’s David Pagnotta,

… the parties involved — the NHL, the Kings, the stadium — are still putting the finishing touches on the details, but it’s “basically a done deal.”

For Los Angeles, it’ll mark the first regular-season game to occur outdoors in a non-traditional hockey climate. The Kings’ opponent is yet to be determined.

There is some belief that the NHL will stage both outdoor games on the same day, possibly on Hockey Day in America, with the game in the East (likely NYC, around 1pm ET) kicking things off, followed by the game at Dodger Stadium (possibly starting at 1pm PT, 4pm ET).

 Dodgers president Stan Kasten declined comment on the report Sunday.
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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.