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Winter Classic

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 01: General view from the roof of Michigan Stadium during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Noah Graham-Pool/Getty Images)

2014 Winter Classic Produces Sky-High Revenue, Merchandise And Ratings

All in all, the event in Ann Arbor proved so successful that many wonder how the NHL will top it in coming years.

CBS Detroit–01/13/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 01: Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his third-period goal that tied the game at 2-2 with teammates Kyle Quincey #27 and Pavel Datsyuk #13 during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Watched By Record 8.2 Million Viewers Across North America

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.

97.1 The Ticket–01/03/2014

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US Border Agents Seize $723,000 In Unlicensed Sports Gear

Jerseys, hats, T-shirts and other items worth more than $32,500 were seized in the Detroit area.

CBS Detroit–01/02/2014

2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Toronto Maple Leafs v Detroit Red Wings

Babcock On Winter Classic: ‘Today Was A Home Run For Hockey’

The Red Wings did not come out on top, losing 3-2 in a shootout, but they enjoyed the experience anyway.

CBS Detroit–01/02/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 01:  Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings warms up prior to the start of the   2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Red Wings Goalie Jimmy Howard Named To U.S. Olympic Team

For Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, Wednesday could probably be classified as bittersweet.

CBS Detroit–01/02/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 01: Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings fights off Carl Gunnarsson #36 of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second period during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

After Hype Of Winter Classic, Red Wings Look Forward To Road Stretch

The Red Wings have flourished on the road with an away record of 12-4-3.

CBS Detroit–01/02/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 01: A mad scramble in front of Jonathan Bernier #45 of the Toronto Maple Leafs leads to a snow storrm in the second period during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bozak’s Goal Lifts Leafs To 3-2 SO Win Over Wings

A lot of winter. Very little classic hockey.

97.1 The Ticket–01/01/2014

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Temperatures In Teens At Snowy Winter Classic

Fans at the Big House were bundled up for the Winter Classic between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs.

CBS Detroit–01/01/2014

DETROIT, MI - MAY 20: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates a 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks with Drew Miller #20 and Patrick Eaves #17 in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 20, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit leads the series 2-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Eaves Leaves Winter Classic In 1st Period

Wings forward Patrick Eaves left the Winter Classic in the first period after being cross-checked up high by Toronto’s Joffrey Lupul.

97.1 The Ticket–01/01/2014

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A Lot Of Items Banned From The Big House For The Winter Classic [Complete List]

The New Year’s Day battle between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs will have strict rules to follow as you enter Michigan Stadium.

CBS Detroit–12/31/2013

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