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Friday, January 24, 2014
Postcard from Dodger Stadium

By ESPN.com staff

It was around 69 degrees on Friday night when the Kings got there first chance to try out the ice at Dodger Stadium.

The Kings practiced at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. local time) and the Ducks are scheduled to practice at 9:15 p.m. ET (6:15 p.m. in Los Angeles).

Saturday's game is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. ET, and the NHL's ice guru, Dan Craig, said the ice will be fine as long as temperatures drop to 50 degrees by the end of the first period.

During the day, the ice is covered by tarps to protect it from the sun.

Saturday's forecast is partly cloudy with a high of 76 degrees and a low of 48 degrees.

Dodger Stadium - photo by @ESPN_Burnside pic.twitter.com/1WoUwNBMaC

— Sarah Goldstein (@sarahgold8) January 23, 2014

Jonathan Quick during Kings' skate at Dodger Stadium. Photo by Scott Burnside pic.twitter.com/YPXN2bntEe

— Sarah Goldstein (@sarahgold8) January 25, 2014

Great skate with the team and families at Dodger Stadium tonight. These guys are ready to go...#StadiumSeries pic.twitter.com/iFFFEWcuJo

— Nick Bonino (@NickBonino) January 25, 2014

It's starting to get exciting for @nhl #StadiumSeries @lakings pic.twitter.com/Rdtn9m6lvT

— Willie Mitchell (@Willie_Mitch33) January 24, 2014

Pretty much one of coolest, most memorable things I've done #DodgerStadium pic.twitter.com/D5i09Ufmyb

— Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) January 25, 2014

Many great Martinez's graced this field before me, but I bet none have done it in a pair of skates #trailblazer pic.twitter.com/nn2SD4NLf0

— Alec Martinez (@amartinez_27) January 25, 2014

Really Mom & Mother-in-law? #somethingsneverchange @LAKings @NHL @NHLPA #stadiumseries pic.twitter.com/ugw3EZEg5U

— Willie Mitchell (@Willie_Mitch33) January 25, 2014

@mayorNHL: #Kiss @genesimmons with @Dustinpenner25 pic.twitter.com/qz4wejzJNi@tweetthedeetsBJ I got that 5 bucks u needed to borrow

— Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) January 25, 2014

Getting ready @Dodgers Stadium for @NHL's #StadiumSeries. pic.twitter.com/3oocyyZmhh

— KISS (@KISSOnline) January 25, 2014

Bruce Boudreau and wife Crystal on the ice at Dodger Stadium during the family skate. #StadiumSeries pic.twitter.com/ZItDw5u0yR

— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) January 25, 2014

Francois Beauchemin pushes his son around the ice during the family skate at Dodger Stadium. #StadiumSeries pic.twitter.com/jnS8iW4X0x

— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) January 25, 2014

Teemu looks on as the #NHLDucks practice at Dodger Stadium. #StadiumSeries pic.twitter.com/REjSJ7ukTt

— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) January 25, 2014

Outdoor hockey in LA #StadiumSeries pic.twitter.com/1yeaX4RAvX

— LA Kings (@LAKings) January 25, 2014

This guys havin fun #StadiumSeries pic.twitter.com/cARSbUUb9U

— LA Kings (@LAKings) January 25, 2014

Unreal time tonight skating with my son at dodger stadium, a moment that will always be with me! #grateful

— Mark Fistric (@Fistric45) January 25, 2014

Well I thought I couldn't be anymore excited for tomorrow. Then Today happened ... Amazing

— Matt Beleskey (@Matt_Beleskey) January 25, 2014