Ian Cole Knocks Out Philipp Grubauer With Butt Shot

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Philipp Grubauer is forced to leave the Stadium Series game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings after taking a hard collision from his own teammate Ian Cole in the crease.




The Colorado Avalanche will face-off against the Los Angeles Kings in the 2020 NHL Stadium Series. Colorado Avalanche would host on Feb. 15, 2020 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs.

The 2020 NHL Stadium Series will mark the second regular-season outdoor game for the Avalanche and the third such game for the Kings. The Avalanche hosted the 2016 NHL Stadium Series at Coors Field in Denver, a 5-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. The Kings hosted the 2014 NHL Stadium Series, a 3-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and travelled to Santa Clara, Calif., for the 2015 NHL Stadium Series at Levi's Stadium, where they defeated the San Jose Sharks 2-1.

The game at Falcon Stadium will mark the second time the NHL has brought the NHL Stadium Series™ to a U.S. Service Academy following the Washington-Toronto matchup at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. in 2018. Standing in the base of the Rampart Range of the Rocky Mountains, Falcon Stadium opened on Sept. 22, 1962, when a then-overflow crowd of 41,350 saw Air Force defeat Colorado State 24-0.The stadium was originally built solely for football, but lacrosse plays all of its home matches in the stadium, which is also the site of the Academy's annual graduation.

The Avalanche are led by 2019 NHL All-Stars Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and captain Gabriel Landeskog. The Kingscounter with All-Star defenseman Drew Doughty, captain Anze Kopitar and goaltender Jonathan Quick.

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