Winter Classic 2017: Blackhawks vs. Blues, Jersey Photos, Ticket Info and More

January 1st, 2017 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »

The Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues will command hockey's outdoor stage at Busch Stadium on Monday, if the weather cooperates.

The St. Louis weather forecast for Monday looks dreary and rainy, and that would put a damper on the NHL's annual showcase regular-season event.

If it rains long and hard enough throughout the event, which scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, the league might have to delay or postpone the game. is forecasting scattered thunderstorms, and that could clearly have an impact on the start time of the game.

No matter what time the game is played, this should be an intense battle between Central Division rivals who always manage to get up for each other and demonstrate their desire to win by playing with more than just a bit of nastiness.

The Blackhawks sit in first place in the division with a 23-11-5 record, and they have performed fairly well on the road, compiling a 10-7-1 mark. The Blues are third in the division, at 19-13-5, and they have been a dominant team at home, boasting a 14-3-4 record.

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