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Hockey should be played outdoors. On a frozen pond. In staging the third Winter Classic in Boston's Fenway Park baseball stadium, the NHL got at least the first part right, treating 38,112 fans to an enchanting day of open-air hockey. The Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers skated on the portable ice where usually only grounders, double-plays, and home runs are seen. Game time temperature was 39 degrees -- a cooling system keeping the ice from literally becoming a pond. An overtime goal by Marco Sturm sent the hometown crowd home happy. ( 17 photos total)
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