Outdoor gems too fun to get old

Blackhawks-Penguins meeting at Soldier Field was just the spectacle NHL wants

Updated: March 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- On a cold Saturday evening, about 60,000 fans sat in near-blizzard conditions to watch a regular-season hockey game in a football stadium.

This "Stadium Series" game didn't need marketing. It didn't need beer sponsorships and a glitzy production. It certainly didn't need a between-periods concert from the Plain White T's. This game could've sold out by word of mouth.

Outdoor hockey forever, man.

"It honestly did feel like we were playing shinny ...

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