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If you don't like the cold, look away now

Updated 9:50 AM ET, Thu January 2, 2014
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If you don't like the cold, look away now... Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
More than 100,000 shivering hockey fans defied the weather to cram into the Michigan Stadium -- otherwise known as the Big House -- to watch Toronto Maple Leafs' 3-2 win against Detroit Red Wings in NHL's sixth Winter Classic, which is traditionally played on January 1. Noah Graham-Pool/Getty Images
With temperatures at minus 13 Celsius (13 Fahrenheit) and a wind chill of minus 1, those Winter Classic fans that had ventured out to watch the sport played in its original winter form are probably still thawing out. A steady snowfall also delayed traffic, causing some fans to miss the opening face-off. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
Play was stopped twice in the first period in order for crews to shovel snow off the ice. Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
The 105,491 attendance could set a new record high for a hockey match, pending confirmation by the Guinness Book of Records. The previous record of 104,173 was set in the same venue for a 2010 match between Michigan and Michigan State. As many as 40,000 Toronto Maple Leafs fans made the journey from across the Canadian border for the game. Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier, who made 41 saves, reportedly needed heat packs under his kit to keep warm. "Definitely it was something really special," Bernier told the NHL website. "As hockey players we're never going to forget that. Having 105,000 people screaming and yelling for us is really amazing." Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
Other players sported black balaclavas under their helmets, while a few wore knitted hats on top of them. Drinking water also proved to be a problem, with bottles freezing on the benches. Jamie Sabau/Getty Image
The game was scoreless until 13 minutes into the second period when Daniel Alfredsson put the Detroit Red Wings ahead, before James Van Riemsdyk tied the score. Tyler Bozak edged the Toronto Maple Leafs in front in the third period, before Justin Abdelkader drew the scores level with five minutes remaining on the clock. But the Maple Leafs had the last laugh, winning the resulting shootout 2-1. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
Toronto Maples Leafs coach Randy Carlyle (pictured) saw his side come out on top, but it was the conditions and setting that really blew away the game's participants. "It was the best experience I probably ever had playing hockey," Detroit forward Abdelkader told the NHL website. "It was awesome. It brings you back to your childhood days when you're out on the pond or playing in the backyard. It was a lot of fun." Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was equally charmed by the experience, despite his side being defeated. "It was a home run for hockey," he told the NHL website. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images