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Caps, Blackhawks to play in Classic

Updated: June 23, 2014, 2:54 PM ET
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The Washington Capitals will host the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 Winter Classic.

It was announced in September that the Jan. 1 outdoor game would be hosted by the Capitals, but an opponent and venue were not immediately disclosed.

The source said a venue has not been finalized, but Nationals Park remains the front-runner. NHL officials visited three D.C.-area venues after the announcement: RFK Stadium, FedEx Field and Nationals Park.

It's likely that Nationals ...

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