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Report: Sabres to play in 2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field against New York Rangers

Report: Sabres to play in 2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field against New York Rangers
Posted at 3:24 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 15:39:33-04

The Buffalo Sabres are heading back outside, at least according to Newsday Sports, which is reporting the blue and gold will take on the New York Rangers on New Year's Day 2018 at Citi Field in Queens.

The event has yet to be finalized by the NHL, but Newsday is reporting the league will make it official soon.

The 2018 Winter Classic will mark the 10-year anniversary of the event that began in Buffalo in 2008 when the Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins at what was then Ralph Wilson Stadium.

It will also mark the first outdoor game for the Sabres since 2008, and the the first Winter Classic played in New York City. Yankee Stadium has hosted two 'Stadium Series' games featuring the Rangers, New Jersey Devils, and New York Islanders, but never the New Year's day showcase.

Coincidentally, Western New York Buffalo will host the first ever outdoor IIHF outdoor hockey game at NewEra Field between Team U.S.A and Team Canada the day before on New Year's Eve.

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