Jan. 2, 2023, vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at Fenway Park
The NHL Winter Classic will return to Fenway Park as the Bruins return to the outdoor game circuit. Last year the team played at Lake Tahoe and suffered their first fresh air loss, 7-3, against the Philadelphia Flyers. This year another Keystone State rival, Sidney Crosby, and the Pittsburgh Penguins roll into town for a primetime affair in one of baseball’s most legendary ballparks.
In their history, the Bruins have participated in four outdoor games with a record of 3-1, which includes wins over the Flyers (2010), Montreal Canadiens (2016), and Chicago Blackhawks (2019). Bergeron and Krejci are on the backside of their careers and have been there for all four games, meaning this could be the last time they play for the hometown fans in an outdoor setting.
Fenway Park, the venue for the next Winter Classic, opened in 1912 and has a special place in the hearts of all Bostonians. Baseball legends have played their hearts out for Red Sox Nation, breaking curses and winning rings. It is an extraordinary opportunity to showcase two of the city’s most significant sports franchises.
That is our list of must-see games this season; what do you think should be added to the list?