Wings and Leafs Face off in Winter Classic
Wednesday, 01.1.2014 / 9:30 AM ET
(Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
So, despite all the pomp and circumstance that will accompany the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, this game is most importantly about the standings points in play, a topic referenced over and over by the coaching staff of each team.
Yet there is no denying the game will be a spectacle of epic proportions, featuring a potential record-setting crowd, near-perfect conditions (temperatures expected in the teens with light snow), and bold-faced entertainment offerings all presented in front of national TV audiences in the United States and Canada. That is a point Detroit coach Mike Babcock stressed to his players after practice at Michigan Stadium on Tuesday.
"You don't remember everything in life, but you remember moments," Babcock said. "This should be one of those moments you remember."
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You can watch today's 1:00 PM matchup on NBC, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket or AM1270.