(ANN ARBOR, Mich) — Tyler Bozak muscled a goal past Jimmy Howard in a shootout, and the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Wednesday in the 2014 Winter Classic.
The game was played in front of 105,591 spectators, surpassing the 104,173 who saw Michigan and Michigan State skate in the Big House back in 2010.
Both teams played hard in the heavy snow with temperatures in the low teens. Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg missed a chance to end the game in overtime when the horn sounded at the 2:30 mark to stop play. This was done so each team played into a 10 mph wind for an equal amount of time.
Jonathan Bernier earned the win for Toronto, making 41 saves.
The Maple Leafs (21-16-5, 47 pts) became the first Canadian team to win the Winter Classic.
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