Bruins-Flyers: Duel at Fenway is a Winter Classic for the Ages

January 2nd, 2010 by Ryan Pickard Leave a reply »
I'm still trying to stop my heart from beating out of my chest right now.

Yesterday, the Boston Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in OT in the third annual Winter Classic.

The game, which has become an annual event since the first game was played between the Penguins and Sabres two years ago in Buffalo, has been the marquee event on the NHL Schedule.

The buzz that was surrounding the game was unbelievable. I live just outside of Boston and the game was pretty much the only thing anyone was talking about.

For a city that has been dominated by the Red Sox for the past couple of decades, it was awesome to see so many people talking about the Bruins.

Most fans had been hoping for a Bruins-Canadiens game, since it's one of the best rivalries in all of sports, but the league decided to instead have the Bruins play the Flyers.

The decision did not disappoint at all, as the B's and Flyers have been building up quite the rivalry over the past couple of years.

The game began with the opening ceremonies as former greats Bobby Clarke and Bobby Orr came out to center ice for the drop of the p ...

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