NHL hopes to begin making ice for Winter Classic on Friday

Updated: December 19, 2008, 8:17 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Usually at Wrigley Field, it's a big Zambrano (Carlos) that draws the attention, the 6-foot-5, 255-pound ace of the Chicago Cubs' pitching staff.

On Thursday, two weeks before the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, it was the Zambonis everyone was watching.

As the two ice resurfacing machines were being taken off a flatbed truck, the brakes on one of the vehicles locked and it went tumbling off the back.

"We were ...

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