Hoping for optimal game conditions, the NHL has moved the start time for Monday's Winter Classic back two hours to 3 p.m. (et).

The league said Sunday that its decision was based on the weather forecast for Monday.

The Philadelphia Flyers will host the New York Rangers in the outdoor game at Citizens Bank Park, home of Major League Baseball's Phillies.

The sports complex parking lots will open at 9 a.m. and the stadium gates will open at 1 p.m.