Winter Classic 2015: Score and Twitter Reaction from Blackhawks vs. Capitals

January 1st, 2015 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

In one of the most exciting and dramatic Winter Classic games of all time, the Washington Capitals defeated the Chicago Blackhawks on New Year's Day at Nationals Park by a score of 3-2.

The Caps won in dramatic fashion, as forward Troy Brouwer beat his former team by scoring with just 12.9 seconds remaining in the game in front of 42,832 fans, according to ESPN NHL:

With the win, Washington also reversed a long-running trend of home teams struggling in outdoor games, per ESPN Stats & Info:

Washington sports fans have grown accustomed to watching the Washington Nationals baseball team compete at Nationals Park, but Caps personnel did a fantastic job transforming the ballpark into an NHL facility, as seen in this photo courtesy of Nats reliever Drew Storen:

The photo also illustrates just how sunny it was, which was a major concern entering Thursday's game. According to news services, there was some thought given to delaying the game in order to get the sun under control.

However, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly wanted to avoid that if possibl ...

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