The Bruins and Penguins officially released their jerseys (but not the full uniforms, grrrr) for this season’s Winter Classic, which will take place at Fenway Park in Boston.
I already discussed the Bruins jersey when it leaked a few days ago. Here’s a partial glimpse of the back of the jersey, which looks pretty straightforward:
As for Pittsburgh’s design, it’s derived from the old Pittsburgh Pirates, an early NHL team from the 1920s whose sweater featured a big diagonal “P”:
That “P” was the inspiration for the letter on the Penguins’ Winter Classic jersey design (additional info here):
Here’s a glimpse at the back of the jersey, which like the front crest, features topstitched-felt graphics for that retro feel:
Remember, this season’s Winter Classic will be played on Jan. 2, not Jan. 1. The league is deviating from its usual New Year’s Day event because Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday, so they don’t want the Winter Classic to conflict with NFL games.