Looks like ideal conditions for the Winter Classic

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FOXBOROUGH — Happy New Year!

That’s the view from the press box this morning at Gillette Stadium. As you can see, there’s some cloud cover, unlike yesterday when the sun was beating down on the ice.

Hopefully the conditions don’t change in the hours leading up to the Winter Classic. Too much sun and glare becomes a factor, and that could cause the opening faceoff to be delayed, not to mention the toll it takes on the ice.

The hourly forecast, from The Weather Network:

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NBC’s broadcast will start at 1 p.m. ET.

You can also watch online using NBC Sports’ Live Extra.

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