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Fenway Park Becomes a Hockey Rink

Summer game, Red Sox yield to Winter Classic, Bruins
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2010 2:47 PM CST
Fenway Park Becomes a Hockey Rink
Flyer Matt Carle (25), Bruin Byron Bitz (61) and Flyer Chris Pronger (20) chase a loose puck during the first period of the NHL Winter Classic today at Fenway Park in Boston.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – The crown jewel of American baseball became a hockey rink today as the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers took over Fenway Park for the NHL Winter Classic. Fans packed the stands and even perched atop the iconic left-field wall, wearing far more clothing than typical visitors to the almost-98-year-old park. "Not in my wildest dreams did I think there would be a hockey game here," a vendor called into offseason service told the Boston Herald.

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Bobby Orr led the Bruins onto the field through the Rex Sox dugout, and Bobby Clarke did the honors for the visitors. "I haven’t been here since I was seven and I’m here for a hockey game,” said a Flyers fan in town from Philadelphia for the game. “How amazing is that?" But she went home disappointed as the Bruins won in overtime, 2-1.
(Read more Fenway Park stories.)

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