By Bryan Jeon
Sidney Crosby scored the game-winner in a shootout to give Pittsburgh (21-16-2) the victory over the Sabres (19-16-3) 2-1 at Buffalo on Tuesday in front of an NHL-record 71,217 fans.
This was the second NHL outdoor game and the first in the United States. In November of 2003, 57,167 fans saw Edmonton fall at Montreal, 4-3, the previous record for attendance. I say the Winter Classic be an annual New Year’s event, such as having NFL games on Thanksgiving Day. It sure says something when attendance is 381% of its capacity.