After the build up from the HBO 24/7 Series, and the game being postponed, the 2011 Winter Classic was anti climatic.
The rainy weather lead to terrible ice conditions and a slow paced game by both teams. Players continually struggled to move the puck and generate much rhythm.
Amid all the disappointment, there was a lot to be learned from this game. Here are the top ten lessons learned from the 2011 Winter Classic.