NHL Goes Outdoors
For only the second time in the history of the NHL, a regular season game was played outdoors, in the snow! The Buffalo Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins in what is now known as the NHL winter classic in Ralph Wilson Stadium. Sid the kid helped the Penguins to victory with a game winning shoot-out goal, sending the majority of the record setting 71,000 fans home disappointed. As the snow continued to fall, it became harder and harder for the players to see the puck, making stick handling a challenge as well. However, the fans weren’t the only ones who would love to see the NHL do this again. All the players seemed to have enjoyed themselves, reminding them of the ‘good old days’, as most NHL players started their careers playing outdoors on ponds, parks, backyards, etc. Should the league do this every year? Judging by the turnout, it seems like it’s a can’t miss!
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