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.