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2016 NHL Winter Classic


2016 NHL Winter Classic

2016 NHL Winter Classic
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Montreal Canadiens - - - 0
Boston Bruins - - - 0
Date January 1, 2016
Arena Gillette Stadium
City Foxborough, Massachusetts
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The 2016 NHL Winter Classic (officially the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic)[1] is an upcoming regular season outdoor National Hockey League (NHL) game, scheduled to be held January 1, 2016. The game, the eighth Winter Classic, will feature the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, as a significant event in one of the NHL's best-known rivalries.


The Bruins will be making their second appearance in the Winter Classic, as they played against the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2010 NHL Winter Classic held in Boston's Fenway Park; Massachusetts becomes the first market to serve as repeat host of the Winter Classic. To accommodate the event, Gillette Stadium's primary tenant, the New England Patriots, will play the last two games of their 2015 season on the road. The Bruins will introduce a new third jersey for the game and it will feature the team's original logo, as virtually a re-creation of their inaugural 1924-25 NHL season brown/gold sweaters.

This is the first Winter Classic appearance and third outdoor game for the Canadiens; the team previously played 2003 NHL Heritage Classic against the hosting Edmonton Oilers and the 2011 NHL Heritage Classic against the hosting Calgary Flames.[2][3][4] The team will also play in a new third jersey and will use a logo from the 1920s.

The two teams are long-time rivals. As of the end of the 2014–15 NHL season, the two teams have played each other 729 times during the regular season, 177 times during the playoffs, including nine game sevens. The two teams will also hold a special game between the two teams' alumni teams, on December 31 at Gillette Stadium.[5]


The game will be televised in the United States on NBC. In Canada, it will be the first Winter Classic to be shown on Sportsnet instead of CBC.[6]


  1. ^ NHL Public Relations. "Bridgestone returns as title sponsor of NHL Winter Classic in five-year partnership renewal with NHL" (Press release). NHL. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Source: Bruins to host '16 Classic".  
  3. ^ "2016 Winter Classic will feature Bruins vs. Canadiens at Gillette Stadium (Report)".  
  4. ^ "2016 Winter Classic to be Held in Foxborough".  
  5. ^ "Bruins-Canadiens rivalry takes centerstage at 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium". NHL. July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sportsnet unveils 2015-16 NHL Broadcast Schedule".  
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