The NHL Winter Classic, scheduled for January 1 at Michigan Stadium, could be cancelled on Friday. No meetings have taken place between the NFL and the locked-out players union and none are planned either. (more)
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman just recently announced that the Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Washington Capitals in the 2011 Winter Classic. The fourth annual New Year’s day contest is scheduled to take place at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 65,050 capacity stadium will provide the biggest stage the Classic has ever seen. The game will also feature the most recognized individual rivalry the NHL has to offer with Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and Washington’s Alex Ovechkin.
2011 will be showcasing another NHL matchup in the elements Sunday, February 20th between the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens at McMahon Stadium. The first outdoor NHL game was in 2003 when the Canadiens faced off against the Edmonton Oilers. The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers are set to compete in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals tomorrow night! Check for more NHL updates here with us at AceTicket.com! Blackhawks vs. Flyers tickets are now available!
The city of Boston heard the roars from the 40,000 in attendance following Marco Sturm’s go-ahead goal in overtime for the Bruins to battle past the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 New Years Day at Fenway. Sturm was rightfully ecstatic after creating hockey’s first walk-off inside America’s most beloved ballpark, saying “It’s probably going to be my most memorable goal ever and I’m going to enjoy it.”
Both the Bruins and Flyers were unable to produce any goals in the opening period. Danny Syvret eventually found the net 4:42 into the second block. Fans and players alike were worried they wouldn’t be able to celebrate a Bruins score in Boston’s first Winter Classic. Mark Recchi then came through in the clutch with 2:18 left in regulation, capitalizing on a power play opportunity to tie it up and continue the outdoor festivities.
Goalie Tim Thomas supplied a pair of thrilling saves in overtime, proving himself worthy to represent team USA in the upcoming Olympic Games in Vancouver. Soon after the B’s took control on the other end to wrap yet another unforgettable contest at the home of the Boston Red Sox. The Bruins are now looking ahead to their next game against the New York Rangers tonight at 7:00 PM. Boston Bruins tickets are now available with us at Ace!
The Boston Bruins are ready for their upcoming Winter Classic showdown, and they certainly showed it Wednesday night against the Atlanta Thrashers. Tuukka Rask shut out the Atlanta attack at the Garden with 18 saves while the offense netted four goals, giving the Bruins some momentum as they approach the highly anticipated outdoor event on January 1st.
“Everyone was on board right from the beginning, really focused,” said captain Zdeno Chara. “Everybody was going every shift out there with a purpose.” Byron Bitz opened the door for the B’s with the initial goal 6:33 into the first period, followed by an additional two courtesy of Marco Sturm and Steve Begin. The second block was quiet until Patrice Bergeron found the net three minutes before the start of the third. From there it was all defense to close it out for Boston. Don’t miss your chance to see the Bruins take on the Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park!
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The 2011 Winter Classic has been rumored to take place at Yankee Stadium and feature the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. New York fans are thrilled to be up for major consideration after the league passed them by for the 2009 and 2010 events. Last year’s contest featured the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field. Fenway Park is scheduled to ring in the new decade, showcasing the highly anticipated regular season matchup between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers.
Yankees COO Lonn Trost said they were very close to hosting the upcoming Classic that eventually found its way to Boston. “The NHL had issues with – it would have created too many logistical issues,” said Trost. “But we certainly were in discussions, and we certainly will continue to be. We want to do it.” Don’t miss the Winter Classic at Fenway in Boston, MA Friday, January 1st!
Kimmo Timonen sent the puck the length of the ice through the air on empty net in the final minute to supply the dagger for the Philadelphia Flyers to defeat the Boston Bruins 3-1 yesterday at the TD Garden. Both teams are surely looking forward to the 2010 Winter Classic events on New Years Day for when they square off at Fenway Park. “The stage is set. I guess you can say that,” said Philadelphia forward James van Riemsdyk. “We’ve got a few games to go; it’s still a few weeks away. But it’s going to be cool.”
The majority of the first two periods showcased a scoreless defensive battle, until Vladimir Sobotka found the net 18:32 into the second. The Flyers then took control to start the third period with a pair of goals from Timonen and Riemsdyk. Kimmo then pumped his statline to finally close it out with the cross-ice goal.
The Bruins are set to take on the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, December 18th at 8:30 PM. Boston Bruins tickets are available now right here at AceTicket.com!
The process of building the ice rink in Fenway Park has officially begun for the 2010 Winter Classic. The Boston Bruins are set for their New Year’s Day showdown against the Philadelphia Flyers, with Hockey East teams taking the ice the following weekend. Don’t forget the Legends Classic game on January 2nd, featuring former NHL stand-outs that include Brian Leetch, Pat LaFontaine, Bob Beers, Andy Brickley, Lyndon Byers, Gary Doak, and Ken Hodge.
Bruins players are certainly counting down the days to kick off the new year with some exciting hockey. “I know it’s going to be really busy and I know it’s going to be very special, but until you experience it you can’t dream about it or imagine it,” said Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara. “I’m sure it’s going to be a lot more than you would ever think it’s going to be. I’m sure it’s going to be really loud and being outdoors it will feel kind of weird. When I talked to people that already played some Winter Classics they say once you step on the ice it feels like the ice is so much bigger.”
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America’s most beloved ballpark is set to feature a Legends competition Saturday, January 2nd at 2:00 PM. It will serve as one of the many events scheduled around the Winter Classic at Fenway Park. The following week will showcase Hockey East teams between BC, BU (men), Northeastern, and UNH (women).
Hall of Famer Cam Neely will participate in the old timer classic along with former NHL standouts Brian Leetch, Pat LaFontaine, Bob Beers, Andy Brickley, Lyndon Byers, Gary Doak, Ken Hodge, Ken Linseman, Rick Middleton, Terry O’Reilly, Brad Park, Johnny MacKenzie, Bob Sweeny, and Don Sweeny. Hollywood’s Denis Leary, Tim Robbins, and Bobby Farrelly will also take part in the festivities. Check back soon for Legends Classic tickets!
A picture posted by NHL Manager of Communications Schuyler Baehman confirms that the Boston Bruins will be hosting the Philadelphia Flyers for the 2010 NHL Winter Classic on Jauary 1st! The rink will be located at the back of the infield, providing great views from areas along the bases as well as the bleachers. More details will be confirmed at the 2:00pm press conference today. Sign up to be notified as soon as NHL Winter Classic 2010 at Fenway Park tickets are available!