"The Winter Classic made its debut under snowy Buffalo skies in 2008, and we look forward to celebrating the 10th anniversary of that landmark event by matching the Sabres with their intrastate rivals, the New York Rangers, in the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Citi Field," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "With New York City as its host, the renewal of our New Year's tradition will continue to inspire hockey memories for our clubs, our players and our fans."
Both the Sabres and Rangers will be making their second appearance in the NHL Winter Classic. Buffalo hosted the first-ever NHL Winter Classic against the Pittsburgh Penguins, a 2-1 shootout loss in front of 71,217 fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Jan. 1, 2008. New York defeated the hometown Philadelphia Flyers at Citizens Bank Park at the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 2, 2012, by a score of 3-2.
Additional details on the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, including ticket information and other events surrounding the game, will be announced in the coming months and be available right here at NHL.com/WinterClassic.