Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto topped Detroit for the first time in three games this season, and the Maple Leafs have won back-to-back contests after a three-game skid in which they were outscored 17-5.
Zetterburg streaked down the right side and sent Niklas Kronwall’s centering pass over Jonathan Bernier’s shoulder.
Johan Franzen scored twice and Henrik Zetterberg had four assists to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Xavier Oullet had the lone goal for the Red Wings, who experienced travel delays leaving Detroit and getting through Toronto traffic from the airport to the arena.
Petr Mrazek made 27 saves for the Red Wings, while Riley Sheahan had a goal and an assist, and Nick Jensen and Tomas Jurco also scored.
Brendan Shanahan is officially on the job in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ front office.
Brendan Shanahan will run the Toronto Maple Leafs after handing out suspensions the last three years.
The banged-up Detroit Red Wings have taken another hit.
All in all, the event in Ann Arbor proved so successful that many wonder how the NHL will top it in coming years.
The 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® followed its hockey attendance record by re-writing the record book for regular-season North American television viewership as well.