The Broadway Blueshirts could be taking their show to Flushing.
Plans are close to being finalized for the Rangers and Buffalo Sabres to play each other in the 2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field, according to a Newsday report.
New York City has never hosted a Winter Classic. The Rangers have played in one of the previous nine, the 2012 game against the Flyers at the Phillies’ ballpark, which they won, 3-2.
The Rangers have played in two outdoor Stadium Series games, defeating both the Devils and Islanders twice in four days in January 2014 at Yankee Stadium.
Buffalo played host to the first Winter Classic at Ralph Wilson Stadium in 2008, when the Penguins defeated the Sabres 2-1 in a shootout.
The Sabres likely would be the home team because the Garden’s tax exemption with the city is dependent on the Rangers and Knicks playing all their home games there. The Rangers were the road team for both games at Yankee Stadium in 2014.
Published at Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:27:54 +0000