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Blackhawks to play Capitals in 2015 Winter Classic

The Chicago Blackhawks battle Pittsburgh Penguins third period NHL Stadium Series game Soldier Field Saturday March 1 2014.  The

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

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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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