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Scotty Bowman among 4 coaches set for Winter Classic alumni matchup

Thursday, 07.26.2012 / 8:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

DETROIT - Scotty Bowman is one of four coaches set to participate in the alumni matchup in conjunction with the Winter Classic.

Bowman and Barry Smith will represent the Detroit Red Wings against former Toronto Maple Leafs coaches Red Kelly and Pat Quinn on Dec. 31 at Comerica Park in Detroit.

The following day, the current Red Wings and Maple Leafs are scheduled to play at Ann Arbor's Michigan Stadium.

Bowman has been part of 12 Stanley Cup-winning teams, including nine as a head coach.

Kelly played on eight Stanley Cup championship teams, four with Detroit and four with Toronto.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round