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Images from Tuesday's NHL Winter Classic practices and Alumni Showdown

A photographic look at the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings in action at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. and the Alumni Showdown game at Comerica Park in Detroit

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A general view as the Detroit Red Wings players gather at mid ice during practice the day before the Winter Classic hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium.

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Detroit Red Wings goalie Jonas Gustavsson (50) walks out to the ice with his teammates during practice the day before the Winter Classic hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium.

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Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek wears a go-pro camera on top of his mask during practice the day before the Winter Classic hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium.

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The Detroit Red Wings meet during practice on the outdoor rink for the NHL Winter Classic hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The game is scheduled for New Year's Day.

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Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Carl Gunnarsson (left) kicks a soccer ball with defenceman John-Michael Liles (right) before practice the day before the Winter Classic hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium.

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Members of the Toronto Maple Leafs take the ice for practice the day before the Winter Classic hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium.

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel (81) shoots during practice on the outdoor rink for Wednesday's NHL Winter Classic hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

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Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Paul Ranger during practice the day before the Winter Classic hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium.

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Toronto Maple Leafs centre Jay McClement (11) and defenceman Morgan Rielly (44) collide against the boards during practice the day before the Winter Classic hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium.

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Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Nikolai Kulemin (41) looks for the puck in front of goalie James Reimer (right) during practice the day before the Winter Classic hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium.

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From left, Toronto Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner (51), Jerry D'Amigo, Joffrey Lupul (19), Nikolai Kulemin (41) and Paul Ranger (15) wait to shoot during practice on the outdoor rink for the NHL Winter Classic hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The game is scheduled for New Year's Day.

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Detroit Red Wings forward Steve Yzerman walks to the ice before the first period of the Winter Classic Alumni outdoor NHL hockey game at Comerica Park in Detroit, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

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Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Bryan McCabe closes in on Detroit Red Wings defenceman Chris Chelios during the first period of the Winter Classic Alumni outdoor NHL hockey game at Comerica Park in Detroit, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

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Toronto Maple Leafs former forward Dave McLlwain (7) clears the puck during the Alumni Showdown against the Detroit Red Wings as part of the Winter Classic at Comerica Park.

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Detroit Red Wings goalie Kevin Hodson stops a shot by Toronto Maple Leafs' Dave McLlwain during the first period of the Winter Classic Alumni outdoor NHL hockey game at Comerica Park in Detroit, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

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Detroit Red Wings former forward Martin Lapointe (20) shoots while being pressured by Toronto Maple Leafs former defenceman Greg Hothan (4) during the first period during the Alumni Showdown as part of the Winter Classic at Comerica Park.

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Detroit Red Wings former forward Red Berenson (7) and Toronto Maple Leafs former forward Claude Loiselle (15) battle for the puck during the Alumni Showdown as part of the Winter Classic at Comerica Park.

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Toronto Maple Leafs' Brad May (10) tries getting the puck past Detroit Red Wings goalie Kevin Hodson, right, during the first period of the Winter Classic Alumni outdoor NHL hockey game at Comerica Park in Detroit, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. At left is Red Wings' Aaron Ward (27) and Jiri Fischer.

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Detroit Red Wings forward Steve Yzerman skates during the second period of the Winter Classic Alumni outdoor NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Comerica Park in Detroit, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

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Detroit Red Wings former forward Mickey Redmond (20) shoots on Toronto Maple Leafs former goalie Curtis Joseph (31) during the Alumni Showdown as part of the Winter Classic at Comerica Park.

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Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom, left, defenceman Larry Murphy, centre, and defenceman Paul Coffey, right, congratulate goalie Manny Legace after the Red Wings defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 in a shootout in the Winter Classic alumni outdoor NHL hockey game at Comerica Park in Detroit, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

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Hockey fans watch the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period of the Winter Classic Alumni outdoor NHL hockey game at Comerica Park in Detroit, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

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In this image taken with a fisheye lens, NHL Winter Classic hockey game seat pads are displayed at Michigan Stadium in preparation for the outdoor hockey game between the Detroit Red Wings and Tornto Maple Leafs Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The game is scheduled for New Year's Day.

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