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Bozak seals Winter Classic

Tyler Bozak scored the winning shootout goal in front of more than 100,000 fans in Ann Arbor as Toronto beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2.

In a game that started in temparatures below -10 Celsius at Michigan Stadium and got colder, it was the home fans who went home disappointed as goals from Daniel Alfredsson and Justin Abdelkader were not enough to give them the victory.

James van Riemsdyk and Bozak scored in the second and third period to put Toronto ahead but Abdelkader scored with 5:32 to play to send the game into OT.

Jonathan Bernier made 43 saves for the Maple Leafs in a game which was hailed as a success both by the players and the majority of the 105,491 fans, despite the temperatures and snow which fell throughout.

In the day's other game, the Tampa Bay Lightning were 4-2 winners over the Vancouver Canucks.