CHICAGO (AP) -Wrigley Field is going to be the frozen confines on New Year's Day 2009 when the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings meet the Chicago Blackhawks outdoors in the home park of the Chicago Cubs.
It will be the NHL's second Winter Classic. Last year in Buffalo, the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres before a crowd of 71,217.
``We expect interest to be on an international level for this once in a lifetime event,'' Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz said.
The game will be televised nationally on NBC.

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