We must give it up to the hockey fans in Buffalo. Not only did they suffer through insane conditions worthy of a football game, they also turned in some great footage of the party before, after and during the NHL Winter Classic.
And it seems television viewers were just as impressed with the sport, says Canada’s National Post.
The first outdoor NHL game on American soil drew the league’s best overnight regular season television rating in more than a decade.
Tuesday’s rating also surpasses Fox’s broadcast of Wayne Gretzky’s last game, which garnered a 2.5 overnight, six-share.