Originally aired on: CSN Washington
The Winter Classic brings the game back to its outdoor roots, showing fans how the sport was originally played in the open air. As players introduce fans accustomed to the indoor game to its traditional form, they also explain how their passion for the game grew from days spent from dawn to dusk on frozen lakes and ponds in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Watch the Capitals and Blackhawks as they face off in the 2015 Winter Classic on New Year’s Day. Coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.