The Chicago Blackhawks battle the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period of the NHL Stadium Series game at Soldier Field on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The Blackhawks defeated the Penguins 5-1. | Michael Jarecki/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 20, 2014 10:46AM
The Blackhawks will visit the Washington Capitals on New Year’s Day to play in their second Winter Classic, according to a source, confirming an initial report by TSN’s Bob McKenzie. It will be the Hawks’ third outdoor game and their second appearance in the Winter Classic, the NHL’s marquee regular-season event. It also means the Hawks likely will be part of HBO’s acclaimed “24/7″ series leading up to the game.
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