The 2014 Outdoor Schedule For The NHL


BY: Jeff Schneberk

Winter Classic:
January 1, 2014, University of Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings

This is the only Original 6 matchup to be played outdoors. This will likely set a new record for attendance at a hockey game, as festivities are expected to bring in over 250,000 spectators. There will also be an outdoor NCAA, OHL and AHL games scheduled to take place that weekend.

Stadium Series
January 25, 2014, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
Anaheim Ducks at LA Kings

Hockey. Outdoors. And California. Those three words have never been spoken in the same sentence before, don’t include the ‘and’. We never thought we would ever see this, yet here it is! The interesting news is that January temps in California usually hover around 20 degrees, so it shouldn’t be too hot lol.

Stadium Series
January 26, 2014, Yankee Stadium in New York
New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers

The first hockey game at Yankee Stadium will kick off a busy sports week in New York, the Rangers will play the Islanders only a few days later, and Super Bowl XLVIII will take place at MetLife Stadium only a few days after that.

Stadium Series
January 29, 2014, Yankee Stadium in New York
NY Islanders at NY Rangers

The second NHL outdoor game will take place just days after the first, and will again feature the Rangers. This time they will taking on their New York counterparts as they face off against the Islanders.

Stadium Series
March 1, Soldier Field in Chicago
Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks

In an attempt to recapture interest from fans immediately after the 2014 Sochi Olympics end, the NHL is stringing together back-to-back outdoor games. The first will feature the Stanley Cup champs vs. Sid the Kid and his Penguins.

Heritage Classic
March 2, BC Place in Vancouver
Ottawa Senators at Vancouver Canucks

The all-Canadian Heritage Classic returns for the first time since 2011 with the Vancouver Canucks hosting the Ottawa Senators at BC Place. The retractable roof on the stadium will make weather concerns non-existent.



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