NEW YORK -- Tickets to the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs will go on sale to the public today.
Tickets to the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ go on sale today at noon ET via Ticketmaster.com, the official ticketing partner of the NHL®. Fans can purchase tickets safely and securely on Ticketmaster and the NHL Ticket Exchange™, with the peace of mind in knowing that the specific seats they buy are the seats they'll get. Through the NHL Ticket Exchange, even tickets transferred or resold to new fans are 100% Ticketmaster verified and reissued in their name. This provides a level of security that no other marketplace can match.
In May, the NHL announced that the Capitals will host the Maple Leafs in a regular-season outdoor game that will be played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, home of the NCAA Division I, Navy Midshipmen, on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The game will be broadcast in primetime on NBC in the United States and on CBC and TVA Sports in Canada at 8 p.m. ET.
The Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs have faced each other in 142 regular-season games since 1974-75, with Capitals holding a 22-point edge (WSH 71-55-16-158; TOR 61-67-14-136). The Maple Leafs shutout the Capitals 2-0 on Oct. 17 in Washington, their only meeting so far this season. The clubs will face off again on Nov. 25 in Toronto, their last meeting before 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™. The Capitals and Maple Leafs lone post-season matchup took place during the First Round of the 2017 Stanley Cup® Playoffs, won by Washington in six games. All six games were decided by one goal, with five contests requiring overtime.
In March, the Capitals will be making their third appearance in a regular-season outdoor game. The Capitals are undefeated in their two previous outdoor contests, earning a 3-2 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks at the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at National Park in Washington and a 3-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
The game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will be the third outdoor matchup for the Maple Leafs, who also are undefeated in their previous two outdoor contests, which were both played against the Detroit Red Wings. Toronto defeated Detroit 3-2 in a shootout at the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor in front of a record attendance of 105,491. The Maple Leafs again defeated the Red Wings last season outdoors at the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ for a 5-4 victory at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium.
The Capitals and the Maple Leafs showcase some of the League's top talent. The Capitals feature team Captain and three-time Hart Memorial Trophy winner, Alex Ovechkin , as well as forwards Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov , defenseman John Carlson and goaltender Braden Holtby . The Toronto Maple Leafs feature 2017 Calder Trophy winner Auston Matthews , as well as forwards Nazem Kadri and James van Riemsdyk, defenseman Morgan Rielly and goaltender Frederik Andersen .
Additional details on the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ will be announced on NHL.com/StadiumSeries. NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide extensive coverage live from the event leading up to and after the game. NHL Social™ will have exclusive coverage on all social platforms, including the use of the official hashtag NHL #StadiumSeries.