The game will be played at Nationals Park.
The NHL is weighing whether its players should continue to play in the Olympics.
People who cover sports often try to find larger meanings in 60 minutes, nine innings, or two halves. “Was that a statement game?” they ask. Grand conclusions are reached based on a single outcome. Over the last 12 hours or so, we’ve heard and read many opinions stating that the Blackhawks 5-1 win over the Penguins was some grand announcement to the NHL that the Blackhawks are the best team in hockey. Others proclaim that Jonathan Toews’ three point performance means that the Blackhawks’ captain is a better player than Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, who was held without a point in the Stadium Series finale.
Jonathan Toews had two goals and an assist at a picturesque Soldier Field, and the Blackhawks beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Saturday night in the finale of the NHL Stadium Series.
Make yourself smarter — the ice should be 22 degrees on Saturday at Solider Field.
It’s been a few years, but Penguins and Blackhawks aren’t strangers to outdoor games.
Just last week, Jonathan Toews and Sidney Crosby were teammates donning gold medals as the Men’s Ice Hockey Champions of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. On Saturday, they face off against each other in the final game of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series.
The Blackhawks and Penguins face off Saturday night in the Stadium Series.
The Penguins and Blackhawks face off Saturday at Soldier Field.
The NHL has considered bringing an outdoor game to U.S. Cellular Field.
Outdoor NHL games aren’t romantic. They’re simply a cash grab.