The Chicago Blackhawks will reportedly have their fourth appearance in the NHL’s Winter Classic in 2019.
According to Barstool Sports Blackhawks writer, BarstoolChief, the Blackhawks will play the Boston Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium for the 2019 Winter Classic. The announcement should be coming when Notre Dame hosts its next football game against Navy on Nov. 18.
The 2019 Winter Classic will be Blackhawks vs Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium. Expect a formal announcement around the ND-Navy game Nov 18th pic.twitter.com/oyBoARugwk
— Chief (@BarstoolChief) November 7, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times Blackhawks beat reporter, Mark Lazerus, has not confirmed the report but did say that it has been expected.
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) November 7, 2017
The Blackhawks first played in the Winter Classic 2009, at Wrigley Field against the Detroit Red Wings. They’ve exclusively played at baseball stadiums, visiting Nationals Park in 2015 and Busch Stadium for the 2017 Winter Classic.
Chicago has lost all three games at the outdoor stadiums by a combined score of 13-7.
Red Wings 6, Blackhawks 4 (2009)
Capitals 3, Blackhawks 2 (2015)
Blues 4, Blackhawks 1 (2017)
The Blackhawks have the most appearances in the Winter Classic in the NHL, the Bruins have the second most. Chicago also played at Soldier Field in 2014, against the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning 5-1, in the final game of the NHL’s Stadium Series.
Boston last played in a Winter Classic in 2016, losing 5-1 to the Montreal Canadiens. In 2010, the Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in overtime at Fenway Park.