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Video: 2011 Winter Classic highlights

Jan 2, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

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Sure, the weather produced rain (and the requisite delay) instead of Buffalo’s snow globe effect. And maybe there wasn’t a storybook moment like Sidney Crosby‘s shootout game winner in that same 2008 Winter Classic.

But those minor quibbles aside, the 2011 Winter Classic was a fantastic event. The Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1, but the real winners were hockey fans (but hardcore and new), who were treated to a hard-fought game between two teams who truly dislike one another. The game featured a lot of rugged play and a couple ugly goals, but there were also some brilliant moments, even without a goal (that counted) by Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin.

Check out the game’s highlights in the video below.

  1. polegojim - Jan 3, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Wow – Fleury’s brains fell out, eh? Not the best Pitt has to offer for sure, but hard fought and great to watch.

    But – awesome event!

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