Winter Classic 2023 live score: Bruins vs. Penguins updates, highlights, results from NHL outdoor game

By | January 2, 2023

The Winter Classic returns to Fenway Park for the first time in 13 years on Monday, as the 111-year-old home of the Boston Red Sox gets set to host the Bruins and Penguins in arguably the premier event of the NHL’s regular season.

As if the Winter Classic needed any more storylines, the Bruins enter 2023 with the best record in the NHL in year one under coach Jim Montgomery. Boston is 28-4-4 with only three home losses all season.

The Penguins, on the other hand, are in a battle to secure a playoff spot. With 44 points and a 19-11-8 record, Pittsburgh enters the new year clinging to a wild card spot.

Mike Sullivan’s team has lost four consecutive games coming into the Winter Classic, so while the season isn’t even halfway over, there might be a sense of urgency from the Penguins when they take the ice at Fenway Park.

MORE: Watch the 2023 Winter Classic on Sling TV

The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from the 2023 Winter Classic between the Bruins and Penguins. Follow along for all of the key moments. 

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NHL Winter Classic 2023 live updates, highlights from Penguins vs. Bruins

(All times Eastern)

2:39 PM — Brock McGinn had a great opportunity on a pass from Teddy Blueger but missed the net. Both teams have two shots on goal in the opening five minutes. 

2:33 PM — And we are finally underway!

2:29 PM — Johnny Bucyk, Zdeno Chara, and Bobby Orr join Varitek and Wakefield for the puck drop.

2:27 PM — Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield are out for the ceremonial puck drop.

2:19 PM — We’re finally on the verge of puck drop. They’re doing a nice job of building suspense, to put it politely.

1:58 PM — Penguins coach Mike Sullivan has a strong local connection to this game: He was born 29 miles outside of Boston and went to Boston University. Sullivan also coached the Bruins in the 2000s.

1:38 PM — The Winter Classic is headed to the west coast in 2024! The NHL announced the Kraken will host the Golden Knights in a battle of the league’s newest teams.

12:15 PM — How cool are these uniforms?

12:11 PM — Penguins defenseman Kris Letang, who was battling an injury, is away from the team after the death of his father.

2023 Winter Classic start time

  • Date: Monday, Jan. 2
  • Time: 2 p.m. ET

Bruins vs. Penguins will start at 2 p.m. ET. The game will be played at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. 

What channel is the Winter Classic on?

  • TV Channel: TNT (U.S.), Sportsnet (Canada)
  • Live Stream: Sling TV, DirecTV, SN NOW (Canada)

Fans can watch the 2023 Winter Classic on TNT in the United States, while Canadian viewers can watch on Sportsnet. 

The Winter Classic can also be streamed on Sling TV and DirecTV. Viewers in Canada can stream the action on SN NOW.