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Winter Wonderland

Updated: April 12, 2009, 8:54 PM ET
By Carmen DeFalco

Pardon the pun, but there is no other way to describe the New Year's Day game at Wrigley Field. The NHL hit a walk-off home run in extra innings. It's not often we credit the league for doing things the right way. Commissioner Gary Bettman has failed miserably during his tenure marketing his product. After the second annual Winter Classic, and third such outdoor game in NHL history, Bettman has finally struck gold.

The Blackhawks were disappointing in the second and third periods and missed ...

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