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Rangers gear up for Winter Classic with outdoor practice

Draw thousands to Central Park, prepare for Jan. 1 game against Sabres

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers had a practice they'll never forget Saturday.

The Rangers took it outside at Lasker Rink on the northern tip of Central Park in front of thousands of fans, including players from the Ice Hockey in Harlem program. It was the first time the Rangers held an outdoor practice in Central Park since 2003.

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Rangers ride subway in full gear to outdoor practice at Central Park

Vesey, Skjei, Hayes commute to work in true New York style

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Jimmy Vesey, Brady Skjei and Kevin Hayes took the subway to work like real New Yorkers on Saturday.

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Countdown to the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

League celebrates decade of NHL Winter Classic Games with Empire State Showdown

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With just one month until the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, the countdown to the much-anticipated Empire State matchup between the Buffalo Sabres® and New York Rangers® on Monday, Jan. 1 at Citi Field in New York City has begun. The event will be broadcast live nationally on NBC in the U.S. and on Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada at 1 p.m. ET.

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'Road to the NHL Winter Classic' returns Dec. 13

Four-episode docuseries will chronicle Sabres, Rangers through Jan. 1 outdoor game

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK - The critically-acclaimed Road To The NHL Winter Classic presented by Honda behind-the-scenes series will return to take viewers inside the dressing rooms and homes of the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers as they prepare to meet outdoors in the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® on Jan. 1 at Citi Field in New York, the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. Produced by 53-time Emmy® award winner Ross Greenburg in partnership with NHL Original Productions, the four-week, 30-minute limited series will premiere on Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the U.S. on NBCSN at 11:30 p.m. ET immediately following the Boston Bruins-Detroit Red Wings game on Wednesday Night Rivalry, and on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. ET in Canada on Sportsnet before the Pittsburgh Penguins-Vegas Golden Knights game telecast. 

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Zuccarello tosses sad kid new threads in Winter Classic jersey reveal

Rangers forward helps young player get into game with right apparel

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When a little hockey player couldn't get into a game because he didn't have the right jersey, Mats Zuccarello came to the rescue.

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Rangers unveil 2018 Winter Classic uniform

Influences include Original Six heritage, New York history, intrastate rivalry with Sabres

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The New York Rangers unveiled their uniform for the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic against the Buffalo Sabres at Citi Field on Jan. 1 (1 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV). Their Original Six heritage, their 90-plus years of history in New York and the intrastate rivalry with the Sabres served as key influences in the design.

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Sabres unveil 2018 Winter Classic uniform

Unique look recalls 48 years of NHL hockey in Buffalo

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The Buffalo Sabres unveiled their uniform for the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic against the New York Rangers at Citi Field on Jan. 1 (1 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV).

The uniform combines design concepts from the Sabres' early years with alterations of their logo and elements from their 40th anniversary jersey to create a unique look that recalls 48 years of NHL hockey in Buffalo. The royal blue is reflective of the Sabres' original color scheme from the 1970s, a change from their current navy blue, and the striping is inspired by their 40th anniversary uniform.

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Blackhawks, Bruins to face off in 2019 Winter Classic

Notre Dame Stadium will host game Jan. 1

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK - The 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will feature the Chicago Blackhawks® and Boston Bruins® outdoors on Jan. 1, 2019 at Notre Dame Stadium, home of the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today.

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Winter Classic tickets go on public sale Oct. 12

Rangers, Sabres will play at Citi Field in New York on Jan. 1

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK - The NHL® announced today that tickets to the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Citi Field between the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Oct. 12.

Tickets to the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® go on sale on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. 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 guaranteed level of security that no other marketplace can match.

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Pominville shares flurry of Winter Classic memories

Sabres forward recalls snowy inaugural game in Buffalo, looks forward to 2018 edition in New York

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

NEW YORK -- Jason Pominville's mind immediately goes to the scene playing out in the parking lots hours before the NHL's first Winter Classic in 2008. It gives him chills.

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