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NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic

When: Mon., Jan. 2, 12 p.m. 2017

On a purpose-built ice rink in the heart of Busch Stadium (Broadway and Poplar streets;, two old enemies meet once again on the national stage. The St. Louis Blues, a team with an excellent pedigree that is mostly ignored by the league and the networks in favor of the Canadian clubs or the teams on either coast, finally gets to take the spotlight on one of hockey's biggest stages. The NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic is broadcast live from St. Louis today at noon on NBC and KMOX (1120 AM), as the St. Louis Blues take on the Chicago Blackhawks. The long-range forecast predicts a balmy 46 degrees for game time, which should make for an interesting game; short, sharp passes may be the key to victory. Let's Go Blues!

Paul Friswold

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