Beyond The Benches

Top 5 Winter Classic Highlights

The Winter Classic played between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks at Nationals Park was truly an instant classic. Watching NHL players skate outside in the elements is always fun and exciting, but the game itself lived up to the hype and was one of the best hockey games of the year between two elite tams. The Winter Classic is one of the best events of the NHL season, and in honor of the great game and the Capitals impressive victory here are the top 5 plays from the game:

5. Alex Ovechkin scores on a rebound:

4. Patrick Sharp snipes one from the blue line:

3. Jonathan Toews feeds Brandon Saad

2. Eric Fehr buries a breakaway:

1. Troy Brouwer nets the game winner late in the third period:

Writer: Noam Waksman is currently a senior at Connecticut College (go camels!) where he majors in English and Psychology. An unabashed Boston sports fan since birth, the Bruins have always held a special place in his heart. Noam resides in Wellesley, MA and can be reached on twitter @NoamWaksman or by email at