The NHL® announced today that tickets to the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Citi Field between the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Oct. 12.
Tickets to the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® go on sale on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster.com, the official ticketing partner of the NHL®. Fans can purchase tickets safely and securely on Ticketmaster and the NHL Ticket Exchange™, with the peace of mind knowing that the specific seats they buy are seats they'll get. Through the NHL Ticket Exchange, even tickets transferred or resold to new fans are 100% Ticketmaster verified and reissued in their name. This provides a guaranteed level of security that no other marketplace can match.
In May, the NHL announced the Sabres and Rangers will play in the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® on Jan. 1, 2018, at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. The game will be broadcast live on NBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports at 1 p.m. ET. The 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® continues the tradition the League established in 2008 of hosting a regular-season outdoor game at the onset of the new year, with this year's edition marking the 10-year anniversary of the first NHL Winter Classic® in Buffalo.
Both the Sabres and Rangers will be making their second appearance in the NHL Winter Classic®. Buffalo hosted the first-ever NHL Winter Classic® against the Pittsburgh Penguins, a 2-1 shootout loss in front of 71,217 fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Jan. 1, 2008. New York defeated the hometown Philadelphia Flyers at Citizens Bank Park at the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® on Jan. 2, 2012, by a score of 3-2.
The intrastate rivals have faced off in 177 regular-season games since the 1970-71 season, with the Sabres holding a 196-172 edge in points over the Rangers (BUF 81-62-34-196; NYR 71-76-30-172). In addition, the Sabres and Rangers have met twice in the Stanley Cup® Playoffs, with Buffalo winning both best-of-seven series, including their most recent matchup in the 2007 Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Information on the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® is available on www.NHL.com/WinterClassic. NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide extensive coverage live from the event leading up to and after the game. NHL Social™ will provide coverage on all social platforms, including the use of the hashtag NHL #WinterClassic.