ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A person familiar with the NHL's plan said the Detroit Red Wings will play the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2013 Winter Classic.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the league isn't expected to announce the matchup until Thursday.
Earlier Wednesday, the University of Michigan Board of Regents authorized the athletic department to seek a contract with the NHL that would allow the league to hold next year's showcase at Michigan Stadium. The NHL has offered to pay up to $3 million for a license to use the iconic college football stadium, according to the recommendation approved by the board.
RED WINGS 4, OLIERS 2: At Detroit, Drew Miller and Henrik Zetterberg scored in the third period, and the Detroit Red Wings extended their home winning streak to 18 games.
SABRES 6, BRUINS 0: At Buffalo, N.Y., with Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff nursing three broken ribs and watching from the press box, goalie Ryan Miller made 36 saves to earn his second shutout in three games in a win over Boston.
CONDORS 4, GRIZZLIES 0: At West Valley City, Bakersfield made it 1-0 1:34 into the game and never looked back as they tacked on three in the first 7:13 to take a 3-0 lead. The Bakersfield Condors made it 4-0 with 7:46 left in the third period to cap the scoring. The Grizzlies now hit the road for two games in Ontario, Calif. Face-off Friday is at 8 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m.