Report: Caps to host Flyers in 2015 Winter Classic

Report: Caps to host Flyers in 2015 Winter Classic
December 23, 2013, 10:45 am
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If the Flyers face the Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic, it will be their third time participating in the event since 2010. (USA Today Images)

Are the Flyers headed to their third Winter Classic since 2010?

It appears that way.

Hockeybuzz.com reported Sunday night that the Washington Capitals will host the Flyers in January 2015.

On Sept. 20, SportsNet.ca reported the game had been awarded to Washington while CSNPhilly.com reported that the Flyers and Boston Bruins were the two finalists who could play the Caps at either Nationals Park or FedEx Field.

A Flyers official said Monday morning that the club understood it was a finalist but had not been notified.

However, that same official wondered if the Caps had sent a hidden message to Philly recently by wearing their third jersey -- the previous Winter Classic jersey -- against the Flyers on Dec. 17 at Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers participated in the 2010 Winter Classic against the Bruins at Fenway Park and hosted the 2012 game at Citizens Bank Park against the New York Rangers.

Because of the lockout, there was no Winter Classic this past year.

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