The NHL Winter Classic is an event held by the National Hockey League on or around New Year's Day in which a regular-season hockey game is played outdoors, in an area with a resident NHL team. The first Winter Classic was held in 2008 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, between the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins. The event featured only American teams for its first five years. The 2014 game featured its first Canadian team, as the Toronto Maple Leafs played against the Detroit Red Wings. As of January 2014, the Winter Classic has been contested only in the United States, while the NHL Heritage Classic has been held exclusively in Canada. In May 2014, the SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily named the Winter Classic its "Sports Event of the Year," the second time in five years the Classic has won that distinction.