NHL reportedly planning six outdoor games next season

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist raises his arms after defeating the Flyers to win the NHL...

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist raises his arms after defeating the Flyers to win the NHL Winter Classic in Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 2012. (GARY HERSHORN/Reuters)

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, Last Updated: 9:52 PM ET

The Winter Classic in Michigan could be be the first in a rash of outdoor NHL games in 2014.

According to multiple reports Tuesday, the league is planning on adding five more outdoor games next year, starting with the Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium on Jan. 1.

Games will also be played in New York, Chicago, Vancouver and, believe it or not, Los Angeles.

According to ESPN, the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings will play Jan. 25 at Dodger Stadium in L.A.

In the days before Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey, the Rangers will play the New Jersey Devils (Jan. 26) and New York Islanders (Jan. 29) at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Rangers will be the visiting team for both games, ESPNNewYork.com reported.

The other two games will be part of Hockey Weekend Across America, the U.S. version of Hockey Day In Canada, in early March. The Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Chicago Blackhawks at Soldier Field in Chicago March 1 and, in a return of the Heritage Classic, the Ottawa Senators will play the Vancouver Canucks March 2 at BC Place.


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