Summer is beginning its approach in New York City, but everyone was talking about winter in the Big Apple on Tuesday.
The league announced that the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will be between the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, on New Year's Day.
The announcement led to the hashtag #WinterClassic trending on Twitter.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was interviewed during intermission of Tuesday's lone Stanley Cup Playoff game, Game 6 between the Rangers and Ottawa Senators. He cited Buffalo's participation in the first-ever Winter Classic 10 years ago, a memorable game that saw snowfall.
The Mets official account posted a welcome message to both teams.
It is appropriate that the Sabres back in the mix, travelling to Queens to take on their in-state rivals.
Sabres forward Evander Kane tweeted out his feelings on the announcement: "I like it."