It will be the 11th time for the NHL to play the New Years Day game outside. The 2019 version will have the Chicago Blackhawks squaring off with the Boston Bruins in Notre Dame Stadium. It will be the Blackhawks’ fourth appearance and the Bruins’ third, as these two Original Six teams meet up in an outdoor showdown.
The Blackhawks have lost their previous three appearances, while the Bruins are 1-1. So far this season, the Bruins are 20-14-4, the Blackhawks are 14-20-6.
Teams go back to history for jerseys
Boston is going with dark brown and yellow, replacing the black and yellow they wore as their NHL 75th Anniversary jersey in the 90s. It is also an updated version of the uniform they wore in the 1930s. As has been the case in the past few games, the Winter Classic patch will be on the shoulder.
The Chicago Blackhawks are wearing a black and white jersey for the outdoor game. It is a version they wore during the 1920s and 30s.
2019 Winter Classic:
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins
- Date: Tuesday, Jan. 1
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- Location: Notre Dame Stadium – Notre Dame, Indiana
- Channel: NBC
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