2008 Winter Classic Photo Journal

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"The Ice Bowl" had all the drama of a stage play on Broadway. Would the game start? Would the ice hold out? Would the players be able to play? Would the snow stop?

For those who watched the drama unfold, the game was epic in the best sense of the word.

Photographs by Peter Diana
Produced by Lizabeth Gray
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Goalie Ty Conklin kicks a
soccer ball to Ryan Malone
prior to the game.

Zamboni cleans the ice.

Penguins owner Mario
Lemieux and family ride
to their seats.

A Pittsburgh fan shares
his feelings about
the Mellon Arena.

Sidney Crosby warms
up prior to the game.

Fans line up along
the tunnel entrance.

Ralph Wilson Stadium,
home of the
2008 Winter Classic.

Pyrotechnics go off as the
Penguins make their
way to the ice.

Penguins warm up
prior to the start
of the game.

Center Sidney Crosby
knocks the puck out
of the air against
Sabres Tim Connolly.

Crosby keeps his eye
on the puck after
faceoff against the Sabres.

Ice crews try to patch
the ice during

Penguins warm up before
the start of the
third period.

Sidney Crosby celebrates
the Penquins' first
goal of the game.

Ice crews try to patch
the ice during

Goalie Ty Conklin mixes it
up with the
Sabres Thomas Vanek.

Goalie Ty Conklin makes
save on Sabres'
Ales Kotalik.

Kris Letang celebrates
as he scores the first
goal in the shoot out.

Sidney Crosby added the final bang with his winning shootout goal against the Buffalo Sabres, Penguins 2, Sabres 1.


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