The long awaited biggest moment of the NHL season is about to take place in Pittsburgh with the Bridgestone Winter Classic. The hometown Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Washington Capitals at Heinz Field. The biggest storyline so far has been the weather as the game was moved back to 8 PM making for a Primetime Game on NBC.
I’m curious to see the Ratings for this game and if it’s better than the 1 PM start they may consider this every year or a West coast game like Colorado where it could start at 8PM EST but it would be 6 PM in Colorado in the twilight.
As for the game, it’s Sid vs. Ovie and the return of Jordan Stall to the Pens lineup. The Caps have recovered from their awful slump going 4-0-1 in their last 5 and the Pens have slowed down of late after a great run.
For these two potential division winners, the two points are important but not crucial, which helps the League. As my favorite radio voice in hockey, Mike Lange, likes to say “It’s a Hockey Night in Pittsburgh.”