It looks like the match for the Winter Classic 2023 has been set.
According to Kevin Weekes, the Boston Bruins will host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, on January 1, 2023.
It makes sense that the Penguins would be the visiting team playing in an outdoor game at Fenway, as they were just bought last year by Fenway Sports Group Holdings, the group that owns both the Red Sox and Fenway. Park, as well as Liverpool FC and several other sports-related businesses.
This will be the sixth time the Penguins have featured in an outdoor NHL game.
They faced the Buffalo Sabers at Ralph Wilson Stadium in the first-ever Winter Classic in 2008, they hosted the Washington Capitals at Heinz Field in 2011, and they faced the Chicago Blackhawks at Soldier Field in 2014. The Penguins have also played in two Stadium Series. games with the Philadelphia Flyers, once at Heinz Field and once at Lincoln Financial Field.
This game will also be the Bruins’ sixth outdoor game and the second time Fenway has hosted an NHL game.
The Bruins played an exhibition game at Conception Bay Sports Arena in Newfoundland in 1956, they hosted the Flyers at Fenway for the Winter Classic in 2010, they hosted the Montreal Canadiens at Gilette Stadium in 2016, they played the Blackhawks at Notre Dame Stadium in 2019, and was part of the teams that played in Lake Tahoe as part of NHL Outdoors in 2021.