Saturday's Play

Jan 1, 2011 3:00 AM

NHL WINTER CLASSIC (5 p.m. PT -- time change due to unseasonably high temps in Pittsburgh -- 55 degrees -- plus rain are reasons for switch to night.)


Outdoors at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and we can’t wait. The league’s two high profile players Alex Ovechkin (Caps) and Sidney Crosby (Pens) square off for the second time in a week. The first meeting in Washington was a dramatic 3-2 win for Pittsburgh, which needed six rounds in the shootout. Both teams have loads of weapons, but each has struggled for goals of late. The under is 6-1 in Washington’s last 7, including three straight. Playing outdoors in a raucous stadium, look for a playoff-type game – perhaps 1-1 heading to another shootout. UNDER.