Our newphew Andre Burakovsky is going viral for his superior outdoor game knowlege.
On Tuesday, Burakovsky and his teammate, forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, did a post-practice interview with media and discussed the Avalanche’s upcoming outdoor game at Lake Tahoe. The Avalanche will play the Vegas Golden Knights on February 20 while the Boston Bruins will take on the Philadelphia Flyers a day later.
Bellemare was under the impression that the game would literally be played on the lake. But Burakovsky came to the rescue with his hockey nerdery.
Clearly, he read the NHL’s press release yesterday.
— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) January 12, 2021
“I’m excited about it,” Bellemare said. “I actually have never skated on a lake my entire life.”
“It’s not on the lake,” the brainy Burakovsky said.
“Huh?” replied Bellemare.
“It’s actually not on a lake,” he said. “It’s beside the lake.”
“NO!” screamed Bellemare.
“We’re playing on the 18th fairway,” Burakovsky continued.
“No, I didn’t even know,” Bellemare said. “For real? You just crushed my dreams.”
Yup. He sure did.
For the record, here is a rendering of where the game will played.
A rendering of #NHLOutdoors at Lake Tahoe for the weekend of Feb. 20-21, 2021.
Next month’s games featuring the @GoldenKnights, @Avalanche, @NHLFlyers and @NHLBruins will increase the number of regular-season outdoor games in NHL history to 32. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/BJR43FMvkO
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 11, 2021
Moving forward, I propose we start calling Burakovsky The Dream Crusher because it’s also what he did to Blake Coleman when he hurt our comrade Dmitry Orlov.
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