Best of Winter Classic: Bruins top Blackhawks at Notre Dame Stadium

Check this out, as the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks follow stadium traditions, as they enter legendary Notre Dame in style ahead of the 2019 Winter Classic.

Happy New Year, hockey fans. As is tradition, the NHL kicked off a fresh year with a good old game of (professional) shinny on a fresh sheet of outdoor ice.

This year’s Winter Classic saw the Boston Bruins host the Chicago Blackhawks in one of football’s most legendary houses, Notre Dame Stadium.

We collected some of the best images, tweets and videos from the Original Six matchup over the course of the afternoon.

Notre Dame Stadium, home of The Fighting Irish (and also Rudy), has undergone quite the transformation:

Both teams arrived in style.

The gear looked good, too.

Not everyone made a smooth entrance, though…

Sportsnet on Twitter

Leprechaun down!

The Blackhawks got on the board first, with Boston scoring shortly after to even things up in the first period.

Sportsnet on Twitter

Pastrnak in front to tie it! #WinterClassic

Jonathan Toews assisted on Chicago’s second goal of the game, adding to his long list of outdoor points and tying Henrik Zetterberg for the record, with seven.

Final score: 4-2, thanks to goals from Patrice Bergeron, Sean Kuraly and Brad Marchand to seal the deal.

Boston Bruins on Twitter

Take it away, @Bmarch63.#WinterClassic | #NHLBruins

Sportsnet on Twitter

The @NHLBruins and @NHLBlackhawks close out the 2019 #WinterClassic with a handshake line.

For a team that plays so many outdoor games, the Blackhawks certainly don’t fare too well…

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