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Blackhawks, Blues to meet in Winter Classic at Wrigley Field

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The Chicago Blackhawks are getting yet another outdoor game.

Wrigley Field will host the 2025 Winter Classic, with the Blackhawks facing the St. Louis Blues, the NHL confirmed Wednesday.

It'll be the second Winter Classic at the venue. The Blackhawks hosted the 2009 event at Wrigley Field, a 6-4 loss against the Detroit Red Wings. Boston's Fenway Park is the only other stadium to have hosted two Winter Classics.

The Blues and Blackhawks clashed in the 2017 Winter Classic at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The hosts prevailed 4-1 over their rivals from Chicago.

The Blackhawks have participated in six outdoor games, most recently in the 2019 Winter Classic versus the Boston Bruins. It'll be the third time the Blues play outdoors.

Chicago will pass the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers for the most outdoor games in league history. Notably, the Blackhawks are 0-4 in Winter Classics and 1-5 overall in outdoor contests.

The Seattle Kraken shut out the Vegas Golden Knights 3-0 in this season's Winter Classic at T-Mobile Park. It marked the first time since the event's inception in 2008 that it wasn't the most-viewed regular-season contest, according to Front Office Sports, as Connor Bedard's NHL debut drew a larger TV audience.

Chicago is mired in last place overall, entering Wednesday with a 14-34-2 record. Bedard, the 2023 first overall pick, led the Blackhawks with 33 points in 39 games but has missed 11 contests with a broken jaw sustained on Jan. 5.

The Blues are currently in the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference with a 26-21-2 record.

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