The National Hockey League announced on Friday afternoon that the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will move from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m ET on Saturday night.

The decision to move the game back was based on the latest meteorological reports, which show an approaching front of potentially steady rain expected to fall through the afternoon and taper off by early evening.

As a result of the rain, there are a number of weather-related game procedure contingencies for the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. Read more