Detroit Red Wings right wing Daniel Alfredsson (11), of Sweden, shoots a puck during practice on the outdoor rink for the NHL Winter Classic hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The game is scheduled for New Year’s Day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
PAUL SANCYA • Associated Press,
OLD-TIMERS’ TURN OUTDOORS: Red Wings forward Steve Yzerman was introduced before the second of two Winter Classic alumni outdoor hockey games on Tuesday at Comerica Park in Detroit. Detroit beat Toronto in both shortened games, 5-4 and, on Tomas Holmstrom’s goal, 6-5 in a shootout. Michigan coach Red Berenson, 74, played for Detroit in the first game. Attendance was 33,425.
Carlos Osorio • Associated Press,
Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf on practicing in Michigan Stadium: “I got chills coming into the building.”
Chart: 2014 Winter Classic info
- December 31, 2013 - 7:44 PM
2014 Winter Classic
Who: Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
When: Noon Wednesday
Where: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor
TV: Ch. 11
The crowd: The NHL said 105,500 tickets have been sold. In the same stadium, Michigan and Michigan State set a hockey attendance record of 104,173 in 2010.
The weather: A winter weather advisory is calling for 4 to 6 inches to fall from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning in Ann Arbor. Wind could also be a factor.
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