The 2015 Winter Classic on New Year's Day January 1, 2015 will feature The Chicago Blackhawks playing hockey outdoors. Here's where the game will be played and who Chicago will face.According to The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Capitals will host the Chicago Blackhawks in the first Winter Classic to feature teams from separate conferences at Nationals Park. This is also the first time that two veterans of the Winter Classic will be participating.

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The Capitals defeated the Pittsburgh Penquins 3-1 in the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field.

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The real winners are local hockey fans. Once again, the spotlight will be featured on our former Rockford Ice Hog players and our favorite Blackhawk players.
I now have plans for New Year's Day. Here's a big thank you to the NHL for picking The Blackhawks.