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.
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…
Leprechaun down! https://t.co/f5P3m8RTp0
The Blackhawks got on the board first, with Boston scoring shortly after to even things up in the first period.
Pastrnak in front to tie it! #WinterClassic https://t.co/FrFPwKHlyt
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.
Take it away, @Bmarch63.#WinterClassic | #NHLBruins https://t.co/KF4ftywRft
The @NHLBruins and @NHLBlackhawks close out the 2019 #WinterClassic with a handshake line. https://t.co/lZxK2ONI5D
For a team that plays so many outdoor games, the Blackhawks certainly don’t fare too well…