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.