On Monday, the NHL put on the show that has become its biggest regular-season game of the year.
The Winter Classic originated in 2008, as an outdoor matchup played at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, New York. The Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins out in the elements, and every year since, the NHL has celebrated the New Year with a return to pond hockey.
Five years into the event, the Winter Classic has expanded to host college hockey games, minor league games, and an alumni game for the two franchises playing in the main event. A show of this caliber is bound to produce memories, and this season’s matchup between the New York Rangers and the host Philadelphia Flyers did not disappoint.
Here are 10 memorable moments to take away from hockey’s biggest weekend of the regular season.