Senators-Canucks to hook up in Heritage game next March

The Ottawa Senators are going outdoors.

Well, sort of.

The NHL announced Wednesday that the Senators will play a Heritage Classic game March 2 against the Vancouver Canucks at B.C. Place, a retractable roof stadium.

The 2014 game will be 99 years removed from when the Pacific Coast Hockey Association champion Vancouver Millionaires defeated the National Hockey Association’s Ottawa Senators 3-0 to claim the best of five Stanley Cup championship.

Two years later, the National Hockey League was formed.

While the NHL schedule has yet to be released, the fact the Senators are playing in Vancouver in early March does provide an indication that Ottawa will be on an extended western road trip after the Olympics. An official announcement on NHL participation in the Olympics is expected within the next few weeks.

The Olympics will take place in Sochi, Russia from Feb. 7-23

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