Winter Classic: Capitals will host Blackhawks in 2015 outdoor game
- (Photo: Associated Press)
(WJLA) - The Washington Capitals will play the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL's 2015 Winter Classic, according to a Washington Post report.
It will be the Capitals' second time participating in the annual New Year's Day outdoor game but their first time hosting. Washington played Pittsburgh on the road in 2011 at Heinz Field, home of the NFL's Steelers. The Blackhawks, Stanley Cup champions in 2010 and 2013, hosted the 2010 Winter Classic at Wrigley Field.
Nationals Park is the likely venue for the game, although that decision has not been finalized.