Bruins arrive at Fenway Park in Red Sox jerseys ahead of 2023 Winter Classic

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Another away game featuring an expanded pre-game kit for the Bruins.

Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery and Charlie McAvoy #73 Hampus Lindholm #27. Winslow Townson/Getty Images

If you build it, they will come.

As a fitting tribute to their temporary home at Fenway Park, the Boston Bruins arrived at the 2023 Winter Classic in retro Red Sox jerseys.

Nearly three hours before the puck was dropped, the Bruins stepped off their charter buses in full Red Sox uniforms – with jerseys reminiscent of the days of early 20th century Cy Young and Sox clubs.

“‘Field of Dreams’ and a combination of ‘Eight Men Out,'” said Bruins coach Jim Montgomery of what his team’s pre-game outfit reminded him of.

The Bruins stepped onto the diamond from the Red Sox dugout and took a team photo in their pre-game gear—including bats, knee socks, and gloves—before participating in an impromptu make-up game near the first base line.

The Penguins — Boston’s opponent on the frozen sheet at Fenway — apparently got the memo regarding their team-wide pre-game outfit, clad in retro Pittsburgh Pirates uniforms as they arrived at the hallowed ballpark.

“I think it’s very fitting for an event like this, in such an iconic stadium,” Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said. “In many ways I think it’s appropriate because it gives us a chance to take our hats off to all the great players and great teams that have played in this stadium over the years. And for me I just think that’s a part of the entertainment value But I know our players were excited about it I’m sure Boston was too.

Of course, this is far from the first time the Bruins have opted for extensive pre-game customization ahead of a planned external tilt.

In 2019, the Bruins arrived at their Winter Classic showdown with the Blackhawks at Notre Dame Stadium in custom gear reminiscent of the “Peaky Blinders” TV series – the B’s look like a group straight out of a smuggling operation in the 1970s. twenty comes.

Not to be outdone, the Bruins doubled down ahead of the NHL Outdoors game at Lake Tahoe in February 2021 – with Boston complementing its “Reverse Retro” jerseys with a collection of extensive ski suits, neon jackets and fanny packs from a 1990s catalog .

On top of all the fun fashion, the actual hockey game starts at 2:30 PM with broadcast on TNT from 2:00 PM

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