Oilers to host Flames in 2023 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic

The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers will compete in the 2023 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alta. on October 29.

The seventh Heritage Classic returns to Commonwealth Stadium for the 20th anniversary of the NHL’s first ever regular season outdoor game. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Oilers 4-3 in the 2003 NHL Heritage Classic, in front of 57,167 fans at the home of the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Elks.

Since then, there have been 34 more regular season outdoor games attended by 1,755,438 fans.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will face the Boston Bruins in the 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park in Boston on Monday (2 p.m. ET; TNT, SN, TVAS).

The Carolina Hurricanes host the Washington Capitals in the Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina on February 18.

The Buffalo Sabers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 in the 2022 NHL Heritage Classic at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ont. on March 13, 2022.

The 2023 edition will mark the first time the Oilers and Flames will participate in the “Battle of Alberta” on the road. The game will feature some of the NHL’s best players, including centers Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl of Edmonton and the centers Jonathan Huberdeau and Nazem Kadri from Calgary.

“We are proud to partner with the NHL for the sixth year as part of the Tim Hortons NHL Classic,” said Hope Bagozzi, Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Hortons. “We are thrilled that the 2023 Tim Hortons NHL Classic is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the NHL’s first outdoor game – in Edmonton, where that first outdoor game was hosted – and with what is sure to be a thrilling Battle of the League game. Alberta. “

The Flames are 1-0-1 in regular season away games. They beat the Canadiens 4-0 in the 2011 Heritage Classic at McMahon Stadium in Calgary in front of more than 41,000 fans. Calgary was beaten by the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in overtime at the 2019 Heritage Classic at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatoon, in front of 33,518 fans.

The Oilers are 2-0-0 in Heritage Classics, winning the inaugural event and beating the Jets 3-0 in the 2016 game at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg with 32,240 fans in attendance.

The Flames and Oilers have met in 262 regular season NHL games since 1979-80. Calgary/Atlanta hold a 287-252 point lead over Edmonton (Flames: 131-106-6, 19 ties; Oilers: 112-122-9, 19 ties).

The two teams have met six times in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including the second round of 2022. Edmonton won the best-of-seven series 4-1.

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