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Winter Classic: A ‘home run’ by the numbers

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Toronto Maple Leafs centre Tyler Bozak, he of the game-clinching shootout goal, summed up the feeling of 105,000 or so people on a windy, snowy, slippery New Year’s Day.

“We’re going to remember this one forever,” Bozak said, after the Leafs defeated the Original Six rival Red Wings in a road game that welcomed more Toronto fans than any game waged at the Air Canada Centre.

Here are a few specific things we’ll remember from the 2014 Winter Classic, broken down in numerical form…

1 long walk to the dressing room, by Patrick Eaves after taking a cross-check to the neck form Joffrey Lupul (who served a minor penalty)

2 pencil number used by sportswriters outdoors because the ink in a pen would freeze