The Penguins will be heading outside once again.
Today the NHL formally announced the Penguins will face the Blackhawks at Soldier Field in Chicago next season. The game is scheduled to be held March 1, 8 p.m and will be part of a series of outdoor games staged by the NHL next season.
This will be the third outdoor game the Penguins will have participated in. They defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 2-1, in a shootout at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. in 2008 and lost to the Capitals, 3-1, at Heinz Field in 2011.
The Blackhawks have played in one outdoor game in 2009 when they lost to the Detroit Red Wings, 6-4, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Soldier Field, home of the NFL's Chicago Bears, hosted two college games in February between Notre Dame and Miami (Ohio) as well as Minnesota and Wisconsin.