• Following a one-year absence, the NHL's third jersey program resumes. Only two alternate jerseys from two seasons ago are carried over -- the rest are brand new designs.

• The Chicago Blackhawks take on the Detroit Red Wings in the Winter Classic at Chicago's Wrigley Field on New Year's Day. With both teams wearing vintage uniforms, the Red Wings beat the Blackhawks, 6-4.

• For the first time in a quarter century, the Stanley Cup Final is a rematch of the previous season's title series, with the Red Wings taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins gained revenge, beating the Red Wings in seven games to win their third Stanley Cup. For Marian Hossa, it's tough luck. He was a member of the Penguins the previous season who lost to the Red Wings. He left the Penguins to sign with the Red Wings in the off-season, saying the Wings presented him the best chance to win the cup.

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