The Winter Classic game of NHL held at the Cotton Bowl between the Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators ended with a 4-2 win of the Stars on Wednesday night. Dallas Star was down by 2 goals in the late 4th quarter but then they made an impressive rally in the final 8 minutes to score 4 goals in a row to win the Winter Classic.
The game was played at the annual State Fair of Texas as the games and rides were opened outside the Cotton Bowl Stadium; a historic venue for hosting football games.
Rick Browness, the interim coach for Dallas Stars said, “Let look this game with the set of 2 eyes. From the perspective of a coach, we won the game we survived the brunt of those early penalties and the guys kept on battling and believing in each other and doing what they thought was necessary to get the team back in the game.”
“As from a perspective of a fan, that was some great hockey. If I was out there or watching that game from my home on the TV, then that was an awesome game. This whole thing was really awesome.”
The tiebreaking goal was scored by Alexander Radulov of Dallas Stars with only 15 minutes left to the clock and then the game-winning goal was scored by Andrej Sekera shortly after that to give them a lead.
Corey Perry with a bad hit on Ryan Ellis pic.twitter.com/DzUWE27gVV
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Prior to that, Nashville Predators were leading with 2-0 in the game with their 2 goals scored in the third-period power play when the Corey Perry, the forward for Dallas Stars got a penalty for a game misconduct and got ejected for hitting the Ryan Ellis of Predators on the head with an elbow.
Perry said after the game, “That was an awkward play and it was very unintentional and I did not mean to do that. I hope that he is OK.”