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POMMER'S BLOG: THE CLASSIC

Wednesday, 12.31.2008 / 10:43 AM / Blogs - Jason Pominville
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POMMER\'S BLOG: THE CLASSIC
Jason Pominville (Photo: Getty Images)
Last year’s Winter Classic is something that I will never forget.

Everything about it - the build-up before the game, the hype, the media coverage - was huge. And it was still was better than we expected.

I remember walking out of the tunnel at Ralph Wilson Stadium, which was such a cool moment for us. Just looking around and seeing and hearing all of the people there, the fireworks, the bag-pipes playing - It was the perfect set up.

It will be neat to see the Blackhawks and Red Wings tomorrow when they walk out to the ice, just take a look at their reactions. It’s unlike any other experience they will have.

That’s the funny thing actually. Everyone thought the ice and the cold were going to be the biggest obstacles in the game for the players. Really, it was all the distractions around us.

We were trying to take in the experience too – friends and family were in town for everybody - and there was so much going on. I think that was more of a factor than the ice to be honest.

For our game the ice was pretty great, and it really wasn’t as big of a factor as people thought. Toward the end of the game the snow kind of built up and that made it a little difficult, but I think that may have made it cool for people that were watching it.

We have a game in Toronto on New Year’s Day this year, so I won’t be able to watch all of the Winter Classic, but I will definitely check out some of the highlights. That game is going to be something the players will remember for rest of their lives and they should enjoy it.

I did. It was amazing and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82