Friday, May 28, 2010
The Washington Capitals will visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on New Years Day in the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, which will be played at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed the long-rumored matchup this afternoon.
In addition to confirming the teams and venue for this year's Winter Classic, the Commissioner provided what might have been unexpected news that Washington will host a Winter Classic in the next two to three years. This should provide Caps fans with no end to speculation on where the game might be held -- FedEx Field, Nationals Stadium, the National Mall, the Dulles Greenway -- and which team might serve as the guest to the event.
So make your hotel reservations, Caps fans. New Years Eve in Pittsburgh. Bring your own noisemakers.