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Picture Gallery From Fenway Park For NHL Winter Classic

01.01.10 at 11:20 am ET
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NHL facilities operations manager Dan Craig took a final skate around the rink at Fenway at 11:20 and indicated the ice is ready for hockey at the Winter Classic. “We’re right where we want to be,” Craig said when asked about temperature of the ice. “The Good Lord couldn’t have done better for us right now.”

Courtesy of WEEI.com’s Graig Woodburn, here are pictures of the final preparations leading up to the NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park on Friday:

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NHL ice guru Dan Craig takes a final skate around the rink before giving up thumbs up to play. (Graig Woodburn)

Bruins coach Claude Julien swaps hats with the Boston Fire Department (Graig Woodburn)

Bruins coach Claude Julien swaps hats with the Boston Fire Department (Graig Woodburn)

Bruins coach Claude Julien has a pre game talk with legendary defenseman Bobby Orr (Graig Woodburn)

Bruins coach Claude Julien has a pre game talk with legendary defenseman Bobby Orr (Graig Woodburn)

Despite the hoopla, there are key points at stake today. (Graig Woodburn)

Despite the hoopla, there are key points at stake today. (Graig Woodburn)

Faceoff at Fenway Park for the NHL Winter Classic. (Graig Woodburn)

Faceoff at Fenway Park for the NHL Winter Classic. (Graig Woodburn)

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