Washington Capitals host Chicago Blackhawks at Nationals Park in nation's capital
"The Winter Classic is a destination for hockey fans and non-hockey fans. It's more than a hockey game." - Pierre McGuire
Some of the NHL's biggest stars take center stage in the nation's capital New Year's Day on NBC, when Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals host Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 NHL Winter Classic from Nationals Park, home of Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals, Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. ET.
Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike "Doc" Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning "Inside-the-Glass" analyst Pierre McGuire will have the Winter Classic call from Washington, D.C.
"NHL Live" host Liam McHugh will be on-site at Nationals Park alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick to provide pregame and postgame analysis, as well as commentary during intermissions. In addition, The Weather Channel on-camera meteorologist and storm-tracker Jim Cantore will be on hand to provide weather updates and conduct interviews throughout the game (a role he has held at previous NHL Winter Classics).