If you haven't heard, the reports that first surfaced last month are now officially announced: The New York Islanders will indeed play an outdoor game, 7:30 p.m. EST on Jan. 29 at Yankee Stadium against the New York Rangers. That will be three days after the Rangers face the New Jersey Devils in the same venue.
Access to tickets will be guaranteed for season ticket holders. Beyond that, no ticket details yet.
Unlike the 2013 season, Jan. 29 will be a mid-season encounter as the playoff chase really heats up, rather than a date early in a lockout-ravaged year.
With multiple outdoor games next season, this does not mean any kind of "24/7"-style TV coverage, but there will be plenty of hype and media leading up to the event.
Other games reported to be in the series:
The Islanders posted interviews with Kyle Okposo, Matt Moulson and Matt Martin talking about the event.