- the NHL announced that the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins will play on New Year’s Day in front of more than 73,000 fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium
This was the first professional ice hockey game in the United States that the NHL held outside during the regular-season. The 2008 NHL Winter Classic would be the first of a continuing tradition for the NHL. A temporary ice rink was built on the field (between the 16-yard lines) at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.
An NHL attendance record was set with 71,217. The Penguins ultimately won the Winter Classic by a score of 2-1 with a game-winning shootout goal being scored by Penguins superstar and captain, Sidney Crosby.
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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which three Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen scored goals in an 8-0 series-clinching victory against the Minnesota North Stars in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on May 25, 1991 at the Met Center?
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