Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen (31) poke checks the puck away from Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Toronto on Sunday, April 23, 2017. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
The NHL will play an outdoor game at a U.S. service academy for the first time when the Washington Capitals host the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, next season.
Two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday that the Capitals and Maple Leafs will meet March 3 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the league had not announced the event.
The 34,000-seat stadium hosts Navy football games and the Military Bowl.