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STATELINE, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 20: Alec Martinez #23 of the Vegas Golden Knights battles for position with Nazem Kadri #91 of the Colorado Avalanche as Gabriel Landeskog #92 and Mikko Rantanen #96 attempt to score on goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury #29 during the second period of the 'NHL Outdoors At Lake Tahoe' at the Edgewood Tahoe Resort on February 20, 2021 in Stateline, Nevada. The Avalanche defeated the Golden Knights 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Nathan MacKinnon scored a dazzling goal more than nine hours after assisting on another to highlight a most unusual and lengthy outdoor game at Lake Tahoe that the Colorado Avalanche won 3-2 over the Vegas Golden Knights. The game started in bright sunshine that led to a delay of more than eight hours following the first period because of poor ice conditions and ended in the dark nearly 11 hours later. Alec Martinez and Alex Tuch scored for Vegas and Marc-Andre Fleury lost for the third time in three career outdoor starts.

The setting was spectacular but the ice conditions were far from it, leading to a more than eight-hour delay between the first and second period of the outdoor game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche at Lake Tahoe. The NHL decided to halt the game Saturday afternoon because bright sun and temperatures hovering around freezing led to poor ice conditions that had players and officials repeatedly falling because of holes on the ice. The game resumed 8 hours, 7 minutes later at 9:02 p.m. PST