Winter Classic Thrills Boston Crowd, Marco Strum Nets OT Winner

January 1st, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

After spending two days taking in the sites and sounds of Fenway Park, the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers outdoor practice and numerous players and management interviews, I headed to Fenway knowing that today was the day, today the Bruins and Flyers would square off in front of over 38,000 fans. As the saying goes, “game on!!!”

On my way to the ballpark, I took in the atmosphere of the crowd, which was both playful and boisterous. Bruins and Flyers fans shared the streets outside Fenway, playfully bantering as they themselves took it all in.

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino proclaimed Friday, January 1, 2010 as NHL Winter Classic Day. Players, media members and fans alike celebrated the day with much vigor as they paid tribute to two great franchises and the game of hockey in it’s purest form, outdoor pond hockey.

Heading into the game both teams tried to play down the event, but the smiles on their faces could not disguise their utter excitement to play in the Winter Classic as, for many players, the honor of playing in the classic was a dream come true.

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