Five Minute Major: Setting the Stage for the NHL Winter Classic

December 31st, 2009 by 4 Sport Boston Leave a reply »
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Tomorrow may be the biggest single-day sporting event held in Boston’s rich history as the 2010 NHL Winter Classic is set to drop the puck at Fenway Park between the Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers.

Sure, there have been many championships won in Boston by the Celtics and the Red Sox and the Patriots. All of whom have had epic playoff games. Heck, even the Bruins won a Stanley Cup or two at the old Garden.

Tomorrow’s game is different in that it is a singular event with international attention paid to it.

There is actual build-up to the game (well, maybe not if you are WEEI...I mean, why focus on a special event like this when there is so much Jason Bay talk to be had...) with hockey media all over the U.S. and Canada talking about the historic marriage of outdoor ice hockey and Fenway Park and the possible rekindling of an old rivalry between the Big, Bad Bruins and the Broad Street Bullies.

Around town, Bruins beat writers like NESN’s James Murphy and CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty have done a great job covering the event as it unfolds, providing updates on the making of the ice, the ...

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