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NHL has backup plan for Winter Classic

Updated: December 27, 2010, 5:49 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PITTSBURGH -- The weather is becoming a worry for the Winter Classic.

Rain showers and temperatures in the low 50s are being forecast for the Capitals-Penguins outdoor game Saturday at Heinz Field, hardly the conditions the NHL wants for its midseason showcase featuring stars Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin.

While the game is set to start at 1 p.m. ET, it could be pushed back to later in the day if improved conditions are expected.

The NHL has also reserved Heinz Field ...

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