'"I think people are comfortable with the idea that if there is a big event on NBC, that I might be the one to come on and set the stage. And it implicitly says that NBC considers this to be something of significance, that it's not your everyday hockey game. And it isn't. They didn't have to twist my arm. I think it's cool."'
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'Pennsylvanians accounted for 19 percent of StubHub's sales for the game, Ms. Ferrerr said, second only to New York at 56 percent. "That's a pretty high number for visiting team sales," she said.'
Armstrong, Malkin score as Conklin shuts out Buffalo (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
NHL tinkers with Winter Classic format (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
It’s outdoors, it’s in Buffalo, it’s the hottest ticket around (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Penguins win, but lose Roberts with broken leg (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
NHL makes Winter Classic modifications (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
Pens’ Shero not panicking despite injuries (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
Penguins’ Conklin turns in own classic (Erie Times News)
Roberts Out With Broken Fibula (PittsburghPenguins.com)
Photo gallery (PittsburghPenguins.com)
'Buffalo played its sixth game in 11 days, a difficult stretch leading up to the much-hyped Ralph Wilson Stadium game that will be played before an NHL-record crowd of 74,000-plus, and it showed. Right now, the Sabres need to win a game, indoors or outdoors.'
'"You have to give the Penguins credit, when they got the lead," said Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff. "They didn't make the mistakes to give up the odd man rushes that would put them in a tough situation."'
'After no scoring in the first period, the Penguins took the 1-0 lead just 12 seconds into the second as Sidney Crosby set up Colby Armstrong in front of the net to tip the puck past Ryan Miller.'
'Miller, who allowed just one goal in each of his last two games without a win to show for it, stopped 23 out of 24 Pittsburgh shots.'
Amerks fall into last place (Rochester D&C)
Monsters grab lead and keep it (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Amerks Shutout (RNews.com)
Amerks whitewashed by Monsters, 3-0 (Amerks.com)
Amerks sign Forward Mathieu Beaudoin to PTO (Amerks.com)
Weiman and Monsters Shutout Rochester (LakeErieMonsters.com)
Photo gallery (LakeErieMonsters.com)
'"Ty said he wore a deep-sea diver's suit under his equipment to stay warm because he was standing all the time," said forward Colby Armstrong, who grew up playing pond hockey in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. "I don't know if it will get that cold, but it will be weird to see."'
'"We played outdoors all the time when I was a kid. It was fun," said Buffalo's Maxim Afinogenov, who grew up in Russia. "We didn't even know what it was like to play indoors. When you were growing up in Moscow, you always played outdoors."'