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Stars’ 2020 Winter Classic opponent is one of NHL’s best teams

The NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday was held at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.
The NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday was held at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. AP Photo

One of the NHL’s marquee events is set, and it involves the Dallas Stars.

Earlier this month the NHL announced that the Stars would host the 2020 Winter Classic, which will be played outdoors at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas on Jan. 1, 2020.

On Friday, league officials finally revealed the identity of the visiting team.

And it is none other than the Nashville Predators.

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.

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