Blackhawks to play Penguins at Soldier Field

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Outdoor hockey returns to Chicago on March 1, 2014, when the Chicago Blackhawks will meet the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field, the NHL announced Wednesday.  The game is part of the new “Coors Light NHL Stadium Series,” an expansion of the hugely successful Winter Classic outdoor games of recent seasons.  In 2009, the Blackhawks played Detroit outdoors at Wrigley Field in front of over 40,000 fans.

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Wisconsin Frankie Simonelli (27) gets to the loose puck as Minnesota Nick Bjugstad (27) is hit in the second period of the second game of the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic played at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (José M. Osorio/ Chicago Tribune)