The 2016 NHL Winter Classic, the eight edition of this popular hockey event, will take place outdoors at Gillette Stadium on New Year’s day in Foxborough Massachusetts.
This year’s Winter Classic will see one of the fiercest NHL rivalries when the resurgent Boston Bruins battle the talented Montreal Canadiens and you can enjoy the action when watching on a standard or HD TV, viewing the replay at a later time, or live streaming to an eligible mobile device with a Free trial.
2016 Bridgestone Winter Classic Preview
The Boston Bruins, who currently sport a record of 20-12-4 and have been sitting second in the Atlantic Division of late, will be making a repeat appearance in the Winter Classic having defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime back in 2010. That game was held at historic Fenway Park (MLB), while this contest will be played at Gillette Stadium, home of the Super Bowl winning New England Patriots, where over 80,000 enthusiastic hockey fans are expected to attend.
The Bruins are led by captain and defensive stalwart Zdeno Chara, with top goal scorer Brad Marchand, play maker David Krejci, points leader Patrice Bergeron and goaltender Tuukka Rask. The Bruins have found the Canadiens a difficult foe in recent times, but can take comfort in their last meeting, an impressive 3-1 victory in Montreal.
The Montreal Canadiens, the Atlantic Division leaders for most the season with a record of 21-15-3, will be making their first-ever appearance in the Winter Classic. The Canadiens are led by captain and leading goal scorer Max Pacioretty, top defenseman and playmaker P.K. Subban, as well as goaltender Carey Price who‘s not expected to play due to injury. The Canadiens will be looking to hold off the Bruins who can supplant them in the standings with a win, so expect this to be another hard fought and controversial game like most others when these two sides face off.
2016 Boston v Montreal Live TV
When: Saturday 2 January at 5:00 am (Fox Sports 3)
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough MA
Winter Classic Replay
When: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday 2 January (Fox Sports 2)
** Replay schedule and live TV shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. NHL Winter Classic Free to Air not available in Australia.
Winter Classic Live Streaming and a Free Trial
You won’t find the 2016 Winter Classic on involving Boston v Montreal on Free to Air TV, but Fox Sports 3 will provide complete Live coverage of this historic hockey event, including a full replay later in the day for those who missed out.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Play’s Free live TV trial, which will telecast this must see NHL game and other popular sports Online*, as well as offering live Bruins v Canadiens streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app within minutes of getting started.
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