Ice turns to slush in Vegas heat at Stanley Cup Final

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May 29, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) on the ice during the second period against the Colorado Avalanche on March 24 at the Pepsi Center Arena in Denver, Colo. Scott D. Stivason/Cal Sport Media/Zuma Press/TNS

National Hockey League: Stanley Cup Finals

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After just one game, it’s already clear this Stanley Cup Final is on thin ice. Thin, patchy, slushy, rut-riddled ice.

The Vegas Golden Knights have shocked the sporting world by playing for a championship in their inaugural season. But their incredible playoff run has taken them straight into summer in the Mojave Desert, where temperatures routinely soar past 100 degrees from May to October.

With sizzling heat outside and a frenzied sellout crowd inside, T-Mobile Arena’s ice melted into an inconsistent playing surface for the Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals in the series opener.

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