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Sounds of the game: Bruins vs. Flyers at Fenway

07.15.09 at 8:07 pm ET
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It was sunny and 80 on Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park. No one could see their breath when they spoke at the 30-minute gala news conference atop the first base dugout.

But while there’s always a chance for sunshine on Jan. 1 in Boston, the temperature is likely to be cut in half, and that’s being conservative, as the Bruins will host the Philadelphia Flyers in the third annual NHL “Winter Classic”.

The Bruins sent five players in their sweater tops, including Shawn Thornton, David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, Aaron Ward and Marco Sturm. The Flyers sent three, including goalie and Rhode Island native Brian Boucher.

Here are the highlights – audio style – from Wednesday’s presser at Fenway.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman makes the announcement.

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs underscores just how big this event has become.

Bruins Executive Vice President Charlie Jacobs said talking hockey on July 15 is awesome.

Charlie Jacobs said Boston fans deserve this honor.

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron said there’s always energy and emotion with the Flyers.

Rhode Island native and Red Sox fan Brian Boucher said he loves hockey at Fenway.

Boston Mayor Tom Menino on looking forward to this event.

Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn said other NHL teams will be jealous.

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