Rangers to face Sabres in 2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field

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The NHL made it official last night that the Rangers will play the Buffalo Sabres at Citi Field in the 2018 Winter Classic on New Year's Day.

The 2018 NHL Winter Classic will be played on January 1, 2018, in New York at Citi Field, with the New York Rangers hosting the Buffalo Sabres, the NHL announced on Tuesday.

This will also be only the second Winter Classic for the New York Rangers.

The Buffalo Sabres will play the New York Rangers in the 2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field in New York City on January 1, 2018, the National Hockey League announced Tuesday night.

Q: Why is it a home game for the Sabres despite being played in NY?

Citi Field will provide the venue for what will be the 11th installment of this outdoor hockey series. "The Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic represents everything that is great about our game". The Stadium Series brought together the Devils and Rangers in 2014. It would commemorate the 100 anniversary of the NHL's first-ever game. The 2018 edition with mark the 10th anniversary of the Sabres playing in the inaugural event against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

I still don't think it makes much sense but I can't recreate that initial frustration with it especially since I was expecting this matchup to be "officially" announced anyway. Five of the six most-watched NHL regular-season games in the USA since 1975 are Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® games.

Q: How many fans can fit in Citi Field?

"The New York Rangers are honored to once again be a part of one of the NHL's signature events", Rangers President Glen Sather said. NHL Social™ will have exclusive coverage on all social platforms, including the use of the hashtag NHL #WinterClassic.