The Ultimate Toronto Maple Leafs New Year’s Day Trivia

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The Answer to Question 3

A – The Toronto Maple Leafs won the game 3-2 in a shootout.

On Jan.1, 2014, Ann Arbor, MI filled up with hockey fans. The Winter Classic that hadn’t run the previous year was rescheduled and was finally played. It brought 105,491 fans to the stadium despite a heavy snowfall that would not relent. Due to the weather, fans continued to file into the stadium well into the second period of the game.

In the game itself, Daniel Alfredsson opened the scoring to give Detroit the lead at 13:14 in the second period. James van Riemsdyk responded with a goal of his own six minutes later.

The teams came out for the third period tied at one. It only took 4 minutes and 41 seconds for that to change. Tyler Bozak put the puck past Jimmy Howard getting Captain Dion Phaneuf his second assist of the game. Justin Abdelkader tied the game again with five and a half minutes remaining in regulation.

When no one scored in regulation, the game had to be determined via shootout. Alfredsson, Pavel Datsyuk, and Tomas Tatar all took shots against the Leafs netminder, Jonathan Bernier. Only Datsyuk was successful.

The Toronto Maple Leafs sent Van Riemsdyk, Joffrey Lupul, and Bozak. Both Lupul and Bozak managed to find twine giving the Leafs the win. Bozak was named the third star of the game thanks to his efforts. Howard was given the second star due to his 24 save performance and Bernier earned the first start after making 41 stops.

Question 4

On New Year’s Day in 2014, the Toronto Maple Leafs picked up Tim Gleason in a trade. Which of the following players went the other way in that transaction?

a) Mason Raymond

b) John Michael-Liles

c) Colton Orr

d) Carl Gunnarsson

e) Phil Kessel