History of the Bruins’ outdoor games (Photos)
Friday night, the NHL announced the Boston Bruins will host the 2023 Winter Classic at Fenway Park. The opponent for the game will be revealed at a later date.
This will be the fifth time the Bruins play an NHL game outdoors – they are 3-1 in the previous four games. Of those four, three were other Winter Classics games, with the Bruins hosting twice. They’re 1-1 as the host team in the Winter Classic.
The Bruins’ first outdoor came came in 2010 in the third playing of the Winter Classic. Marco Sturm’s overtime goal gave the B’s a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park.
Six years later, the Bruins headed 20 miles south to another of New England’s predominant outdoor sports venues – Gillette Stadium. Hosting their rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, the Bruins fell 5-1.
In 2019, the Bruins played their first outdoors game as the road team. They traveled to Indiana and Notre Dame Stadium, where they defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 in front of 76,126 fans – the third-most in Winter Classic history.
Last year, the Bruins went back outdoors as part of the NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe series. They game away from a visibly-stunning setting with a 7-3 win.
From the massive stadiums to the classic sweaters, the Winter Classic is always a spectacle. Here’s a look back at the previous four games, starting with the last game at Fenway…
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