The Winter Classic is an NHL outdoor game that starts in January or February, depending on where the teams are. It started in 2008 and featured the Buffalo Sabres playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, in Orchard Park. The game was very well-attended considering that it was a snowstorm on December 31st.
The event is a well-known and popular event because it’s the only NHL regular season game that’s held outdoors and it offers a different experience than what fans are used to seeing from other games. It also brings in a lot of sponsorship money for those involved with the league as well as those who have been participating in it since its inception.
Rick Adams visited the site of the first NHL Winter Classic, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in 2009 during construction, with Art Ross, former NHL player and executive director of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Afterward he remarked to reporters “We are here to see what promises to be one of the most unique editions ever”.
Where is the Winter Classic 2015
The 2015 Winter Classic was held at Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL’s New England Patriots and the MLS’s New England Revolution. This is the first time that Gillette Stadium has hosted a regular season NHL game, as well as the first outdoor NHL game to be played in Boston. The Bruins have announced that they’ll sell individual tickets for the event on April 24th.
Why the 2015 Winter Classic was so memorable
The 2015 Winter Classic was memorable for a few reasons. One, it was the 100th anniversary of both the Blackhawks and the Avalanche, which is why they were chosen to play in the game. Second, Gordie Howe’s daughter Cathy put together an emotional video about her dad before he passed away in June. Third, there was a long shootout that went into overtime with Frederik Andersen and Petr Mrazek going one-on-one.
The best moments from the game
The best moments from the game were that the Chicago Blackhawks won the game, and Patrick Kane broke a record for most points. There were also some really great saves from Frederik Andersen and Petr Mrazek during the shootout.
One of the best parts about the game was when Corey Crawford made a save at 1:00 minutes left in the first period, which was his second shutout this season. It was also really cool to see two of my favorite players (Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews) scoring goals.
Who will be playing in this year’s Winter Classic
The NHL Winter Classic 2020 is set to be played on January 1, 2020, and will be hosted by the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at Comerica Park in Detroit. As of December 2018, the only players announced were Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs) and Dylan Larkin (Red Wings) who were named captains for their respective teams.
How you can watch this year’s Winter Classic
You can watch the Winter Classic and other NHL hockey games either on TV or online at NBC, NBC Sports, or ESPN.
You can also stream them through various apps such as NBC Live Extra.
Watching the game live
If you’re going to buy a ticket for the game, be sure to get it ahead of time because they go really quickly! The tickets cost about $65-70 and that includes parking and taxes.