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The NHL Winter Classic tickets are your passes to the sixth NHL outdoor regular season game. The game is a fixture between Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. The 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic is scheduled on the New Year’s Day. For the 2013-2014 season it will be the biggest league game. Since the Winter Olympics will be held in Russia by the end of the year, the schedule for the All-Star Game has also changed. Hence, this particular game has captured all the attention and excitement of the season.
The Winter Classic started when NHL and its sponsors realized that five the most watched regular-season NHL games were played in the outdoors. The first regular season outdoor game ever contested was played between Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadien at the Commonwealth Stadium. The first game of this kind came to the US in 2008 and was played at the Ralph Wilson Stadium. It was a part of New Year celebration was played between the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Chicago Blackhawks played against the Red Wings in 2009 at the Wrigley Field. In 2010, Fenway Park hosted the game between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers. Heinz Field hosted the 2011 season’s game between the Flyers and the Capitals. In 2012, Citizens Bank Park showcased the Flyers against the New York Rangers. The 2011 and 2012 games were amongst the most-watched NHL regular season game played in the outdoors ever.
The 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will continue hosting regular-season game outdoors as a NHL tradition. It will be a celebration of the sport, its origin, history and present. The game is anticipated to attract huge crowds from all over North America. It will most likely cross the figure of 104,173 and make a new world record for an ice hockey crowd. Become a part of this record breaking crowd. Join them in the 2014 game with Winter Classic tickets in your hand.
The Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs game is a very special matchup. Both are Original six teams, longtime rivals and compete in the same division. The rivalry is also special as it is a first-ever fixture between an American and Canadian team, to be played as an outdoor NHL game. Before this the Classic only showcased fixtures between American teams. The Canadian equivalent was the Heritage Classic. Apart from the Red Wings, the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers are the only teams that have played this game without acting as hosts.
The teams played against each other in 1927 when the Detroit Cougars were defeated by the Toronto St. Patricks with a score of 2-1. Since then, the Detroit-Toronto rivalry has evolved as a fierce one. Their all-time records against each other (during the regular season) place Detroit in the leading position with 646 and a record of (275-273-93-3). Toronto trails behind with the slightest margin with 645 points and a record of (276-275-93-0). The teams have also faced each other in 117 playoffs, this is the second highest record in NHL history after the Boston and Montreal, who have been to 170 playoffs.
The 2013 NHL Winter Classic was not played at its actual time because of the 2012–13 NHL lockout. As a result of this David Brandon (athletic director of the University Of Michigan Board Of Regents) negotiated with the NHL and got a new date and venues for the game. The game is rescheduled for the 2013-2014 season at two venues. This is the first time ever that a game and its related events will be hosted at different locations. The game itself would be showcased at the Michigan Stadium Ann Arbor or The Big House. It is North America largest stadium that can host an event of this kind. However, the festivities will be held at the HockeyTown Festival which is scheduled for the Comerica Park. This event will feature youth games, sledge games, high school hockey, OHL/AHL games, the Great Lake Invitational and much more.
The event is anticipated to be one of the best in NHL history. The team’s cross-border rivalry, The Big House as the venue and growing fanfare; everything makes the Classic a highly awaited game. It will be a spectacular game with high energy team play and cut throat competition. Anyone involved in the sport or NHL knows that this will be a memorable moment in the history of hockey and is worth watching. No wonder the demand for Winter Classic tickets is huge and fans have already started booking seats.