Saturday, January 2, 2010
Yesterday's 2010 Winter Classic in Boston's Fenway Park between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers was a resounding success for the NHL, which featured much better weather than anyone had anticipated based on the forecast for higher temperatures and rain earlier in the week.
It took the Bruins over 57 minutes to score their first goal, but managed to pull off a 2-1 overtime victory on a goal by Marco Sturm in front of a thrilled home crowd in overtime after surviving a couple of excellent chances for the Flyers.
The Flyers jerseys were inspired by their original 1967 jerseys, while the Bruins were wearing a sweater which combined different elements from their past, including their original brown and gold colors worn from 1924-1934, the original style "spoked B" logo first worn on their 25th anniversary in 1949 and a lace up collar, which first appeared on a Bruins jersey in 1967. Overall, the package most closely resembles a 1957 Bruins jersey, which used the same basic gold color and striping pattern and a spoked B logo.