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Video- Kronwall Did Call ‘Net’ On This Goal

The goal tied the game up late for the Wings,  OT settled nothing and the Wings won in the shootout.

This type of play shoule be reviewable, but it is not.  Maybe next year?

 

 

added 10:12pm, Kings broadcast version below...

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  Tags: niklas+kronwall

Video- Dan Cleary Elbow To The Head Of Scott Hannan

Late in the 3rd period, Detroit down 4-1 to San Jose...

18:07 San Jose Scott Hannan: 2 minutes, instigator
18:07 San Jose Scott Hannan: 5 minutes, fighting
18:07 Detroit Daniel Cleary: 2 minutes, roughing
18:07 Detroit Daniel Cleary: 5 minutes, fighting
18:07 San Jose Scott Hannan: 10 minutes, game misconduct

 

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  Tags: dan+cleary, scott+hannan

Video- Tomas Tatar With The Possible Goal Of The Night

Dallas defenseman had Tatar lined-up, at least he thought he did...

 

 

added 9:48pm, Dallas broadcast of the goal below...

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  Tags: tomas+tatar

Afternoon Line

Detroit is really the epicenter of hockey in the United States.  It is not Chicago, New York or Boston.

-John Shannon of Sportsnet on Sportsnet 590 a few minutes ago when discussing Winter Classic ratings.

Shannon went on to say if NBC really wanted huge numbers for the Winter Classic, it would be Chicago vs. Detroit.

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Huge Numbers For Winter Classic In Canada

from Simon Houpt of the Globe and Mail,

The National Hockey League may want to consider including a Canadian team in every Winter Classic, after this year’s New Year’s Day matchup attracted record ratings in Canada and a near record in the United States.

On Friday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said 3.57-million viewers tuned in to the Toronto vs. Detroit game in Ann Arbor, Mich., which ended in a shootout win by the Maple Leafs. That is almost 90 per cent higher than the previous record of 1.91-million viewers, set during the Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins game in 2011, which aired in prime time after poor weather forced the postponement of the afternoon-scheduled game.

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  Tags: winter+classic+2014

Winter Classic Ratings

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 3, 2014 – The 2014 NHL Winter Classic on NBC, in which the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in a shootout on New Year’s Day, tied as the highest-rated NHL regular-season game in nearly four decades, became the second-most watched such game in 39 years, and is up nearly 20% in both household rating and viewership as compared to the 2012 NHL Winter Classic. The game, which featured only one U.S. team, delivered a 2.5 HH rating and averaged 4.404 million viewers, according to Fast National data from The Nielsen Company.

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How Bad Was The Winter Classic?

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

Winter? Sure. The NHL’s game of the year was postcard pretty, with the falling snow clashing brilliantly with the bright red and blue sweaters of the Red Wings and the Maple Leafs.

But a classic? Not quite.

Toronto’s 3-2 shootout win over Detroit at the Big House was heavy on the spectacle that draws in the casual viewer — which, of course, is the primary focus of the event — but it was a miserable display of hockey. For most of the contest, this was two middling teams playing to prevent goals rather than score them. Even the Red Wings’ sublimely gifted Pavel Datsyuk was reduced to playing dump-and-chase rather than showcasing his skills in front of the largest crowd in NHL history and a massive TV audience.

Not even a late game-tying goal by Detroit’s Justin Abdelkader — which sent the contest first to overtime, and then to a shootout — could save this from being arguably the worst Winter Classic in history.

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Watching The Winter Classic

STAMFORD, CONN. – Jan. 2, 2014 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2014 NHL Winter Classic, in which the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in a shootout, delivered a 2.9 overnight rating, tying it with the 2009 Winter Classic as NBC’s best-ever overnight for an NHL regular-season game, according to metered market data from The Nielsen Company.

The game, which featured the first Canadian team to compete in a Winter Classic, was played outdoors at Michigan Stadium, a.k.a., “The Big House,” in front of 105,491 fans, making it the largest crowd ever to watch a hockey game. The Maple Leafs’ Tyler Bozak scored the decisive goal during a shootout after the teams were tied 2-2 through regulation and overtime. Snow fell for most of the game, which began with a temperature of 13 degrees.

The 2.9 overnight for yesterday’s game tied the overnight rating for the 2009 Winter Classic, which was played at Wrigley Field between the then-defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings and host Chicago Blackhawks. Yesterday’s overnight is up 21 percent from the 2012 iteration of the game, played between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Due to last season’s work stoppage, the 2012 Winter Classic was the last Winter Classic played and generated a 2.4 overnight.

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Will The Winter Classic Turn Casual Fans Into Avid Fans?

from Steve Keating of Reuters at WHTC,

The National Hockey kicked of 2014 with the biggest hockey bash ever on Wednesday, firing the opening salvo in a 'shock-and-awe' campaign designed to turn casual fans into avid ones.

An announced record hockey crowd of 105,491 braved brutal conditions to fill massive Michigan Stadium for the NHL's outdoor Winter Classic as the Toronto Maple Leafs clinched a 3-2 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Over the next three months the NHL will play outdoor games from Los Angeles to New York featuring iconic franchises in historic settings in an unprecedented push to claim more ground in an escalating battle for a larger slice of the North American sporting landscape.

Emboldened by a new 12-year $5.2 billion Canadian television rights deal, labor peace and increasing talk of expansion, a bullish NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has embarked on what one sport marketing expert described as a campaign of "shock-and-awe".

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In my opinion, one of the most unexpected tweets of the day.

 

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  Tags: winter+classic+2014

Video- Gordie Howe And Family

Hockey Night In Canada was allowed access to the Howe family party.

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  Tags: gordie+howe

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