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Cool as ice: Hockey rink ready to go at Dodger Stadium for Ducks-Kings outdoor game Saturday

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    A worker rolls up mylar that protected a hockey rink at Dodger Stadium from daytime temperatures in the high 70s Fahrenheit, as preparations continue for the upcoming 2014 NHL Stadium Series hockey game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks will play outdoors at Dodger Stadium next Saturday, Jan. 25th. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) (The Associated Press)

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    A hockey rink is ready at Dodger Stadium for the upcoming 2014 NHL Stadium Series hockey game in Los Angeles, seen Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks will play outdoors at Dodger Stadium Saturday, Jan. 25th. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) (The Associated Press)

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    A hockey rink is ready at Dodger Stadium for the upcoming 2014 NHL Stadium Series hockey game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks will play outdoors at Dodger Stadium, Saturday, Jan. 25th. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) (The Associated Press)

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    A worker walks past the event banner at Dodger Stadium as preparations continue for the upcoming 2014 NHL Stadium Series hockey game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks will play outdoors at Dodger Stadium next Saturday, Jan. 25th. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) (The Associated Press)

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    A worker carries a roll of mylar that protected a hockey rink at Dodger Stadium from daytime temperatures in the high 70s Fahrenheit, as preparations continue for the upcoming 2014 NHL Stadium Series hockey game in Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks will play outdoors at Dodger Stadium next Saturday, Jan. 25th. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) (The Associated Press)

They're just about ready to drop the puck at Dodger Stadium.

The NHL's ice crew has built a fully functioning rink in the middle of the iconic baseball field, and only a few tweaks remain before Saturday's historic outdoor game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks.

It's the NHL's first official outdoor game in a warm-weather climate.

Even with daytime temperatures in the 80s and abnormal humidity recently in sunny Southern California, NHL ice guru Dan Craig is feeling cautiously optimistic about the condition of his sheet. Craig and Kings executive Luc Robitaille skated on the ice Wednesday, with Robitaille pronouncing it ready to go.

Craig has always been confident the warm weather wouldn't turn this unorthodox outdoor game into a swim meet.