President of Programming for NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network Jon Miller co-created The Winter Classic. Since then, the NHL outdoor games have exploded into a five game Stadium Series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks met under the lights of Soldier Field on a snowy Saturday night in Chicago. While the snow made for great television, it made for a horrendous hockey game.
Jonathan Toews had two goals and an assist at a picturesque Soldier Field, and the Blackhawks beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Saturday night in the finale of the NHL Stadium Series.
With the Olympic hiatus now fully in the rearview, the NHL is back in full swing. On Saturday, the NHL will make its presence felt with another exciting outdoor game, as the Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks.
The Penguins will open the 2013-14 season at home on CONSOL Energy Center ice on Oct. 3 against the New Jersey Devils.