Report: Nationals Park will host 2015 Winter Classic

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Nationals Park will be the site of the 2015 Winter Classic on Jan. 1, according to the Washington Post’s sources. No official announcement has been made.

This follows an earlier report that the NHL was involved in negotiations to make Nationals Park the location of the upcoming outdoor game.

The Washington Capitals will host the Chicago Blackhawks in the first Winter Classic to feature teams from separate conferences opposing each other. This is also the first time that two veterans of the Winter Classic will be participating.

Washington previously earned a 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh in the 2011 Winter Classic held at Heinz Field while Chicago suffered a 6-4 loss to Detroit in the 2009 contest. The Blackhawks later defeated the Penguins as part of the 2014 Stadium Series.