Winter Classic ice making this week
PITTSBURGH -- The NHL will begin setting up the Winter Classic rink at Heinz Field within an hour after the Panthers-Steelers game ends Thursday night.
The Penguins will play the Capitals in the New Year's Day outdoor game.
NHL facilities operations manager Dan Craig said Monday his crew will begin putting down the rink shortly after the NFL game ends. A refrigeration trailer will be brought in Friday, and power generators will be hooked up for the start of ice making late on Christmas ...
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2011 WINTER CLASSIC
Our countdown to Saturday's Winter Classic continues with analysis from Friday's practices: