Our grades from the Winter Classic

Updated: January 2, 2008, 11:05 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Here are our grades from Tuesday's Winter Classic between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres at Ralph Wilson Stadium:

Pregame activities Hey, how great is it when you are driving into the stadium at 9 a.m. and folks already are packed into parking lots, hanging out in front of barbecues, fire pits and the like, roasting meat, drinking beer and playing road hockey? OK, nutritionally not so great, but in terms of atmosphere, boffo. Grade: A

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