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Waiting for rain: Live webcam at NHL Winter Classic

December 31, 2010 |  5:00 pm

With rain due in Pittsburgh on Saturday, the NHL was forced to be prudent and move the start time of the Winter Classic on New Year's Day from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

But will the webcam the NHL has set up at Heinz Field, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, record the storm on Saturday? We can only wait and watch.

It's no surprise that the threat of rain worried the league. Water on ice with temperatures too warm are a bad mix when you're trying to play a hockey game, particularly a game that features two of the NHL's biggest stars, the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby and the Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin. Anyone for slush? Not to mention the irritating drops on the visors of their helmets.

-- Debbie Goffa