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2011 Winter Classic In Pittsburgh Official, DC To Host One Soon

The NHL just made it official: the 2011 Winter Classic will be between the Capitals and Penguins at Heinz Field on January 1. Calling it "not a very well kept secret," commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement in a press conference today. 

But the best part for Caps fans? The commissioner also announced that the Winter Classic is coming to DC sometime in the next few years. 

Bettman: Washington will host a winter classic in the next 2-3 years.    

I'm guessing it'll be held either at Nationals Park or RFK Stadium, but obviously time will tell on that front.