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Mayor Walsh announces that first day will live stream NHL winter classic on Copley Square

December 21, 2015

Mayor's Office

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and First Night/First Day Boston, in partnership with the National Hockey League announced today that the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 1, 2016 will be live streamed in Copley Square for First Day attendees. The Boston Bruins will face off against the Montreal Canadiens at 1:00 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. For First Night/Day, Copley Square will be decorated with ice sculptures and festive decor.

"I am grateful to First Day/First Night and the NHL for teaming up to put on this special event in the city," said Mayor Walsh. "The City of Boston is home to some of the best sports teams and the best fans in the country, and there is no better way to watch the Boston Bruins defeat the Montreal Canadiens than on a big screen TV in Copley Square."  

The Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic is an annual event held by the National Hockey League in which two teams play outdoors, and has become a New Years Day tradition for all of the hockey fans. And this year, Boston is making NHL history, as the Bruins are the first team in the league to host this signature game for a second time.  

This live streaming is a partnership between First Night / First Day Boston and the National Hockey League, allowing fans the chance to enjoy the First Day programming while watching the game.