WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Capitals are getting some outdoor hockey again in 2023.
On Thursday, the NHL announced that the Capitals will square off against the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union Stadium Series. The game will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023 at NC State’s Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina.
“We are pleased to be selected to participate in our fourth outdoor game next season versus the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series,” Capitals president Dick Patrick said in a statement. “Having previously participated in the 2018 Stadium Series in Annapolis, Maryland, we know the amazing atmosphere the event provides and are excited to perform on the national stage in such a marquee event. We look forward to working with the league and Carolina Hurricanes to offer hockey fans an incredible outdoor experience next February.”
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Washington is 3-0-0 in outdoor games. The Capitals last played outdoors while hosting the 2018 Stadium Series at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. They won 5-2 over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Washington also won 3-1 in the 2011 NHL Winter Classic against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Heinz Field. Additionally, they won the 2015 NHL Winter Classic 3-2 against the Chicago Blackhawks at Wrigley Field.
The Capitals face off against Carolina Thursday. It is also Pride Night at Capital One Arena.