2014 Winter Classic named the NHL's Event of the Decade

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Posted at 1:03 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 13:03:58-05

(WXYZ) — The 2014 Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at The Big House was incredible, and it was also just named the NHL's event of the decade.

NHL fans selected the game as the best event of the 2010s, which saw 105,491 fans watch the game, braving the frigid temperatures and massive snowfall.

While the game was scoreless in the first period, Daniel Alfredsson put the Wings on the board first before James van Reimsdyk tied the game. In the third, each team scored again with Justin Abdelkader tying it late in the third.

It stayed scoreless through overtime, but the Maple Leafs won the shootout 2-1 with goals from Joffrey Lupul and Tyler Bozak.