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Sounds of the game: Bruins vs. Flyers at Fenway

It was sunny and 80 on Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park [1]. 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 [2] in the third annual NHL [3] “Winter Classic”.

The Bruins sent five players in their sweater tops, including Shawn Thornton [4], David Krejci [5], Patrice Bergeron [6], Aaron Ward [7] and Marco Sturm [8]. The Flyers sent three, including goalie and Rhode Island native Brian Boucher [9].

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

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman makes the announcement. [10]

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs underscores just how big this event has become [11].

Bruins Executive Vice President Charlie Jacobs said talking hockey on July 15 is awesome [12].

Charlie Jacobs said Boston fans deserve this honor [13].

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron said there’s always energy and emotion with the Flyers [14].

Rhode Island native and Red Sox fan Brian Boucher said he loves hockey at Fenway [15].

Boston Mayor Tom Menino on looking forward to this event [16].

Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn said other NHL teams will be jealous [17].