Pittsburgh Penguins

Penguins history in outdoor hockey games

PITTSBURGH, OH - FEBRUARY 25: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates after the puck during the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field on February 25, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins are no strangers to playing in the elements.

When the Pens suit up for the Stadium Series on Feb. 23, it will be the team's fifth appearance in an outdoor game.

But, Pittsburgh's record outdoors is split down the middle, with two wins and two losses.

Here's a look at the games, and the final scores:

2008 Amp Energy NHL Winter Classic

Jan. 1, 2008

Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (SO)

Buffalo Sabres 1

Other fun facts:

  • Sidney Crosby scored the game-winning goal in a shootout
  • 71,217 people attended the game, setting an NHL attendance record at the time

BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 01: An overhead view of the NHL Winter Classic between the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Ralph Wilson Stadium on January 1, 2008 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

Jan. 1, 2011

Washington Capitals 3

Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Other fun facts:

  • First outdoor NHL game played in Pittsburgh
  • First time a cable cam was utilized for coverage in an NHL game

2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series

Mar. 1, 2014

Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Chicago Blackhawks 5

Other fun facts:

  • First NHL game to ever be played at Soldier Field in Chicago
  • The game was Sidney Crosby's second appearance in Chicago. Prior to that, his only previous NHL game played there was during his rookie season.

2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series

Feb. 25, 2017

Philadelphia Flyers 2

Pittsburgh Penguins 4

Other fun facts:

  • Game was held during 50th anniversary season for both teams
  • A college game between Robert Morris University and Niagara was also held on the ice at Heinz Field.

The Penguins visit the Philadelphia Flyers on Feb. 23. The game will air at 8 p.m. on Channel 11.

The Penguin's fifth appearance in an outdoor game this year is second only to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks tallied their sixth appearance at an outdoor game at the 2019 NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2019.