Thursday, August 8, 2013
Stadium Series: Puck drops in the Bronx
By Sarah Goldstein
The NHL spent the morning in the Bronx as all three New York-area teams gathered to announce the details of the two outdoor games that will be played at Yankee Stadium.
On Jan. 26, the New Jersey Devils will play the New York Rangers at 12:30 p.m. ET. On Jan. 29, the New York Islanders will play the Rangers under the lights at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The two games at Yankee Stadium are part of six outdoor games scheduled for the 2013-14 season. Games will also be played in Chicago, Los Angeles, Vancouver (Heritage Classic) and Michigan Stadium (Winter Classic).
"It's no secret that people have urged us to play at Yankee Stadium since the moment it became clear that our outdoor games were such special, unique and fun events," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said at Thursday's news conference, according to NHL.com. "The creation of the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series allowed us to work within the Yankees' scheduling parameters and, just as important, include all three NHL teams from this area at this spectacular place.
"The rivalries between the Rangers, Islanders and Devils are among the most heated in sports. These games in this venue will showcase our players and our sport to a national viewing audience as well as to a variety of visitors who we anticipate will be in the area at that time. I hear a rumor that there is a football game in New Jersey sometime later that week."
Which game are you more excited for: Devils-Rangers or Isles-Rangers?