The Wnter Classic

Jan 1, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) makes a save on Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) as he is defended by Toronto defenseman Jake Gardiner (51) during the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski/Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 1, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) makes a save on Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) as he is defended by Toronto defenseman Jake Gardiner (51) during the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski/Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

This year I covered the Winter Classic at the Big House in Ann Arbor and is was a classic winter day with snow throughout the game.

Jan 1, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) makes a save on Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (40) during the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski/Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 1, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) makes a save on Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (40) during the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski/Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 1, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner (51) skates with the puck defended by Detroit Red Wings right wing Todd Bertuzzi (44) during the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski/Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 1, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner (51) skates with the puck defended by Detroit Red Wings right wing Todd Bertuzzi (44) during the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski/Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)