Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills, hosts the league’s first outdoor game on American soil. The Sabres take on the Penguins in the NHL’s inaugural “Winter Classic” on New Years Day, with the temperature hovering around zero and a fine layer of snow falling to set the stage in upstate New York. With the teams locked in a 1-1 tie after overtime, Sidney Crosby writes the storybook ending for the Pens, notching the shootout winner in the most-watched regular season tilt south of the border in over a decade.

FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
PITTSBURGH 1 0 0 0 1(2-3) 2
BUFFALO 0 1 0 0 0(1-3) 1


Scorers:
PIT:
   C. Armstrong, S. Crosby.
BUF:   B. Campbell

Goalies:
PIT:
T. Conklin  BUF: R. Miller


Site: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
Attendance: 71 217
Temperature: 0oC
Current Canadiens taking part in the game:
Jaroslav Spacek



Other outdoor games:

Back to the 2011 Heritage Classic
Cold War on Ice: U. of Michigan @ Michigan State
Heritage Classic 2003 Montreal @ Edmonton
2009 Winter Classic Detroit @ Chicago
2010 Winter Classic Philadelphia @ Boston
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