One of the NHL’s marquee events is set, and it involves the Dallas Stars.
On Friday, league officials finally revealed the identity of the visiting team.
And it is none other than the Nashville Predators.
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Nashville, along with the Winnipeg Jets, occupy first place in the Central Division standings. The Preds also own one of the highest point totals of any team in the Western Conference.
The Stars’ all-time record against the Predators is 43-36-1. Nashville joined the league as an expansion team in 1999.
However, in the past 10 meetings between the two teams, the Stars record versus the Predators is 3-5-2.
It will be the first NHL regular-season outdoor game for the Stars.
The league started the outdoor Winter Classic in 2008 in Buffalo, N.Y.