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Register Tuesday for chance to buy Classic tickets

by NHL.com Staff / NHL.com
Registration for an opportunity to buy tickets for the 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic® will begin Tuesday at noon ET.

Registration runs through Oct. 5 at 11:59 a.m. ET. But why wait? Make sure to register Tuesday. The open-air game between long-time rivals the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers is at 1 p.m. ET on Jan. 1, 2010, at Fenway Park in Boston.

Check back here on NHL.com at noon ET Tuesday.

Registrations received after the deadline will not be accepted. There is no fee to register. Limit one registration per person or household. Registrants selected will be notified by Oct. 20, 2009, of their opportunity to purchase one pair of tickets (seated together). Ticket prices for the 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic range from $50 to $350.

On Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. ET in the TD Garden, the Boston Bruins will give an exclusive first look and the opportunity to pre-order their 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic jersey to those present at the annual "State of the Bruins" Town Hall Meeting. Attending this year's State of the Bruins from the Bruins organization will be Owner Jeremy Jacobs, Executive Vice President Charlie Jacobs, General Manager Peter Chiarelli, Vice President Cam Neely, Coach Claude Julien, forward Milan Lucic and defenseman Derek Morris. The Town Hall Meeting gives Bruins season ticket holders and premium ticket holders a forum to speak directly with Bruins personnel and to ask questions and provide comments about the organization and team.

On Friday, Sept. 11, the Philadelphia Flyers unveiled the team's retro-looking jersey that will be worn on New Year's Day. It's now available for pre-order at philadelphiaflyers.com and Shop.NHL.com.

A ticket to the NHL Winter Classic has become one of most sought-after in sports. In 2008, the Winter Classic between the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins sold out 74,000 seat Ralph Wilson Stadium in just 20 minutes. Last season's 2009 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic received more than 240,000 ticket requests for the Wrigley Field showdown between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings. That game also attracted 5.6 million North American TV viewers -- including the largest U.S. audience for a regular-season NHL game in 34 years -- and garnered more than 750,000 visitors on NHL.com.

The 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic will be the third regular-season outdoor NHL game played in the United States (the Sabres hosted the Penguins on New Year's Day 2008, and the Blackhawks hosted the Red Wings at Wrigley Field on Jan. 1, 2009), and the fourth regular-season outdoor game in League history (the Edmonton Oilers hosted the Montreal Canadiens at Commonwealth Stadium on Nov. 22, 2003). NBC will provide live broadcast coverage of the game in the U.S. In Canada, CBC and RDS will televise the event live. NHL Radio and Sirius XM Radio will provide radio coverage and NHL.com will provide extensive digital video coverage.


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