For those wondering, the report states a scheduling conflict at FedEx Field. Now, while January 1, 2015 falls on a Thursday, NHL officials need a couple of weeks to set up the stadium for the event - hence the conflict.
Now, if they could make the game a rematch between the Caps and Penguins, that would be awesome.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The 2015 Winter Classic will more than likely be staged at Nationals Park, a source told ESPN.com on Monday.
It was announced in September that next year's Jan. 1 outdoor game would be hosted by the Washington Capitals, but a venue was not disclosed.
NHL officials recently visited three D.C.-area venues: RFK Stadium, FedEx Field and Nationals Park.
While there has still not been any official decision, the source said it's likely that Nationals Park -- home to the Washington Nationals -- will be the chosen venue because of possible scheduling issues with the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field and because Nationals Park presents a relatively new venue.