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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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Rangers, Sabres already excited for 2018 NHL Winter Classic

10th anniversary of outdoor game set for Citi Field on Jan. 1

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- The 10th anniversary of the NHL Winter Classic will take place Jan. 1, 2018, and although it's more than three months away, the players involved are already thinking ahead.

"You know the whole league is watching and it's the perfect time of the season as a team to kind of have a thing to look forward to," New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh said Friday during a press conference at Citi Field. "You circle that date and really try to compete and enjoy the moment. It's going to be a great venue here having New York state fans come from all parts of the area to come and watch this game."

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Watch live: Winter Classic press conference

Rangers will take on Sabres on Jan. 1, 2018 at Citi Field in New York

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LIVE: Winter Classic presser

LIVE: Winter Classic presser from Citi Field

You are watching live NHL Network simulcast of the Winter Classic press conference from Citi Field

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Watch live NHL Network simulcast as Commissioner Gary Bettman is joined by New York Mets C.O.O Jeff Wilpon, NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr and players from the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres among others to discuss the 2018 Bridgestone Winter Classic at Citi Field on Jan. 1, 2018.

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2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Refund Policy

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The 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® (the "Event") will be held on January 1, 2018 at Citi Field in Flushing, New York (the "Stadium"). The Event may be delayed or postponed for any reason. If delayed or postponed, the Event will be held at the Stadium at an alternate time on January 1, 2018 or on January 2, 2018. Event tickets issued for January 1, 2018 will be honored for the postponed Event on January 2, 2018, if applicable. Please note refunds will not be issued if the Event is delayed or postponed. 

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Press Release

2017-18 NHL schedule released

Season opens Oct. 4, will include games in Stockholm, outdoors at Ottawa, New York, U.S. Naval Academy

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The NHL's 2017-18 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 4, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Pittsburgh Penguins raising their fifth Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the St. Louis Blues at PPG Paints Arena. The 1,271-game regular-season schedule - 82 games per team - will conclude Saturday, April 7, 2018.

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Ryan O'Reilly of Sabres already primed for 2018 Winter Classic

Buffalo forward, teammates to play against Rangers at Citi Field

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com Correspondent

PARIS -- Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly said he's excited to take his game outdoors.

O'Reilly and the Sabres will play the New York Rangers in the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2018, at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

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Sabres pumped to be playing Rangers in Winter Classic at Citi Field

In-state rivals will face off for big outdoor game on New Year's Day

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Summer is beginning its approach in New York City, but everyone was talking about winter in the Big Apple on Tuesday.

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NHL Winter Classic to feature Rangers, Sabres at Citi Field

Outdoor game to be held in New York on Jan. 1, 2018

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will feature the Buffalo Sabres® and New York Rangers® on Jan. 1, 2018 at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The New Year's Day game will be broadcast live on NBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports at 1 p.m. ET.

"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."

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Road to NHL Outdoor Classics

Brian Campbell, family visits Santa Claus

Blackhawks defenseman shares special moment in Episode 3 of EPIX Presents Road to the Outdoor Classics

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EPIX Bonus: Campbells visit Santa

Episode 3 Bonus: Campbell and family visit Santa

In this bonus scene from episode 3 of Road to the Outdoor Classics, Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell and his family visit with Santa Claus

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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell brought his wife, Lauren, and two daughters to visit Santa Claus in Episode 3 of EPIX Presents Road to the NHL Outdoor Classics.

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Diary of Centennial, Winter Classics

NHL.com's Dan Rosen shares experience of covering outdoor games

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The assignment: Attend and cover two outdoor NHL games that begin less than 24 hours apart in two different countries.

The experience: Unique.

The result: Success -- at least that's what I'm going with, but I might be biased.

When the boss gives you the opportunity to cover the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic in Toronto on Sunday and the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic in St. Louis on Monday you don't say no. You appreciate the chance to do something so few people get to do.

So I did it, and I kept a diary along the way, from the time I arrived at Exhibition Stadium through the time I left Busch Stadium. 

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