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It took nearly five years for the NHL to host its next outdoor game. And when it did, it lived up to its name: the Winter Classic. The Buffalo Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins on a cold and snowy New Year's Day. Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills, was transformed into a hockey wonderland.

Text: Dante A. Ciampaglia
Photo: David E. Klutho/Sports Illustrated

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