NHL announces Penguins-Flyers Stadium Series game at Lincoln Financial Field

The outdoor game will be played Feb. 23, 2019.

A day after announcing the 2019 Winter Classic will take place at Notre Dame Stadium, the NHL added another outdoor game to the 2019 calendar.

The league announced Sunday the Penguins and Flyers will play Feb. 23, 2019 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.


It will be the second time the "Battle for Pennsylvania" will take place outdoors with the Penguins winning a 4-2 game at Heinz Field earlier this year on Feb. 25.

"Lincoln Financial Field will provide a perfect setting for these cross-state opponents and their passionate fan-bases," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement.

The NHL announced Saturday the Blackhawks and Bruins would play Jan. 1, 2019 in the Winter Classic at Notre Dame.

Flyers president Paul Holmgren said the home stadium of the NFL's Eagles "offers excellent sight lines so every fan attending will have a great view to enjoy the game."

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Though the start time has yet to be determined, the game will be broadcasted on NBC in the United States and on Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada.

"Over the years, players who have had the opportunity to hit the ice outdoors in a regular season game have always described it as one of their career highlights," NHLPA spokesman Mathieu Schneider said. "There is no doubt that the Penguins and Flyers players will put on a great show for the passionate fans in Philadelphia, and those watching at home, adding to the history between these two teams."

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