Bruins-Flyers: Slow Start to Winter Classic

Posted: 1st January 2010 by Mark Ritter in NHL
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Written By: Mark ôThe Hard Hitterö Ritter

To the surprise of many, the start of the Winter Classic, much like the crowd, has been very quiet thus far.

While chants of ôletÆs go, Flyersö resonated throughout Fenway, I was shocked the Bruins faithful were not more boisterous themselves. The stands were about even: half Bruins fans, half Flyers fans.

And then came the fight. Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton and Daniel Carcillo made Winter Classic history when they engaged in a fight at 12:01 of the first period. The fight itself saw Carcillo land a decent shot that knocked Thornton down.

There had been a lot of discussion about the Bruins and Flyers engaging in the first flight at the Winter Classic, with many players suggesting that neither team ...

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