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CHICAGO -- The Pittsburgh Penguins were wrapping up practice Friday when Tanner Glass grabbed an iPad mini and skated around the temporary rink in the middle of Soldier Field. Andrew Billings Jersey . The 30-year-old Canadian forward smiled as he captured the chilly scene, which took him all the way back to when he first learned to skate at his grandparents farm. "As I grew up, there was an outdoor rink right beside by the main rink," said Glass, a native of Regina, Saskatchewan. "So even tournaments, wed have our real game inside and then wed all just take half our gear off and run across to the outdoor rink and play all day. It reminds me of that and kind of the good old days." Yup, these outdoor games still have an allure for NHL players, especially when they involve two of the best teams in the league. The league gets a marquee prime-time finish for its successful Stadium Series when Sidney Crosby and the Penguins take on Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night at the home of the NFLs Chicago Bears. "Youve got two pretty fast, skilled hockey teams and if the ice can kind of agree with everyone I think that would make for a pretty good product out there," Crosby said. The forecast calls for light snow and temperatures in the teens, but each team has some experience with the pratfalls of playing outside. Chicago lost 6-4 to rival Detroit in the 2009 Winter Classic at Wrigley Field. Crosby had the winning shootout goal when visiting Pittsburgh beat Buffalo 2-1 in the first Winter Classic in 2008, but the Penguins lost 3-1 to Washington when they hosted the 2011 game at Heinz Field. Now the Blackhawks and Penguins return to the great outdoors for their first meeting since Pittsburghs 3-2 victory on Dec. 20, 2011. Its their first game in Chicago since Patrick Kane had the only shootout goal in the Blackhawks 3-2 win on Feb. 20 of that year. While scheduling and the leagues most recent labour dispute have kept the teams apart, the players are plenty familiar with one another. Team captains Crosby and Toews face off for the first time in an NHL regular-season game after leading Canada to the gold medal in the Sochi Olympics last weekend. Crosby, Toews and Penguins forward Chris Kunitz scored in their countrys 3-0 victory in the final against Sweden, which included Marcus Kruger, Johnny Oduya and Niklas Hjalmarsson of the Blackhawks. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma got a chance to see Kane up close when he was behind the bench for Team USA in Russia. "Ive learned quite a bit about his competitiveness," Bylsma said. "You kind of see the smile. Its certainly a ton of skill how he plays the game, but I was impressed by it and learned just the competitiveness that he has and brings to the game. Skill-wise you see it live." The first NHL game at Soldier Field also features two teams in need of a win. The Penguins are coming off a 6-5 shootout loss to Montreal, while the Blackhawks lost 2-1 at the New York Rangers on Thursday night. Chicago, which almost tied the game against the Rangers in the final seconds, is playing its first game in the Windy City since Jan. 26. "Everybody is excited for Saturday," centre Peter Regin, who scored the only goal against New York, said Thursday night. "Obviously we were hoping to get a different outcome tonight, but we play in two days. That is the good thing about the NHL, you play every second night, so its not so long before you can redeem yourself." Andrew Billings Bengals Jersey . After losing a shutout bid in the dying seconds of Sundays win over the Colorado Avalanche, Luongo would not be denied against the punchless Oilers and is now just one back of Patrick Roy for 14th on the all-time list. Cordy Glenn Jersey . Klein went undrafted in the NFL last year following his senior season with the Wildcats. He was invited to the Houston Texans rookie camp, but was not offered a contract. http://www.bengalsrookiestore.com/Bengals-Preston-Brown-Jersey/ . As if the individual strands of grey hair or the increasing amount of joint pain werent reminders enough, the impending end of Jeters career is a slap-in-the-face indicator of a generations fleeting youth.EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Running back David Wilsons second season with the New York Giants is over and his career might be in doubt because of a neck injury. The Giants placed their 2012 first-round draft pick on season-ending injured reserve Thursday, roughly a month after he was hurt against the Eagles. Wilson sustained a herniated disk and tests showed some narrowing of his spinal column. An examination Monday showed improvement in the herniation, but not enough to let him play. Coach Tom Coughlin does not think that Wilson will need surgery. Still, there is concern. Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka had a similar injury in 2010, sparking concern about his career. His injury healed with time and he returned and played a big role in the Giants 2011 Super Bowl season. Wilson was handed the Giants starting job at halfback after Ahmad Bradshaw was released after last season. He lost two fumbles in the season opener at Dallas and struggled most of the season playing behind a revamped offensive line. He finished with 44 carries for 146 yards and a touchdown. Billy Price Jersey. The Giants also placed defensive tackle Shaun Rogers (knee) on injured reserve. The team activated running back Andre Brown from recallable injured reserve and defensive tackle Markus Kuhn from the reserve/physically unable to perform list. Brown was expected to be Wilsons backup this season, but he broke his left leg in the preseason finale against New England. He is expected to be active for Sundays game against Oakland, sharing the load with Peyton Hillis and Brandon Jacobs. Brown rushed for 385 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns last season. Rogers had nine tackles as a backup before being hurt against Minnesota on Oct. 21. The 13-year veteran spent the 2012 season on injured reserve after developing a blood clot in his leg. A seventh-round draft choice in 2012, Kuhn played in 10 games with one start as a rookie. He had 14 tackles (seven solo) and three passes defenced before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in a game on Nov. 11 against Cincinnati. 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