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Winter Classic 2014: Daniel Alfredsson opens the scoring

Daniel Alfredsson was not only ready to play in the Winter Classic, he also opened the scoring.

Gregory Shamus

After tormenting Maple Leafs fans for years as a member of the Ottawa Senators, Daniel Alfredsson is still burning them as a member of the Detroit Red Wings.

In the second period of the Winter Classic on Wednesday, Alfredsson used his skate to redirect a Henrik Zetterberg pass behind Jonathan Bernier for the game's first goal.


There was some concern before the game that Alfredsson wouldn't be able to play due to a back injury, but after taking the pre game warmups he was obviously ready to go.

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