Mark Recchi's power-play goal late in the third period tied the game and Marco Sturm scored the game-winner 1:57 into overtime as the Bruins came from behind to beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 2-1, at Fenway Park in the NHL Winter Classic. Just over four minutes into the second period, Tim Thomas, who was selected to the U.S. Olympic team in an on-ice ceremony following the game, cross-checked Philadelphia's Scott Hartnell in the back and lost track of Danny Syvret, who unleashed a slapper from the slot. Recchi scored on a power-play goal with 2:18 remaining in the third period. For complete coverage of the Winter Classic, visit the Big Bad Blog.
Patriots Injury Report
DE Ty Warren (ankle)
DL Vince Wilfork (foot)
CB Leigh Bodden (knee)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/right finger/rib)
WR Julian Edelman (forearm)
DE Jarvis Green (knee)
T Nick Kaczur (shoulder)
RB Laurence Maroney (knee)
WR Randy Moss (not injury related)
CB Shawn Springs (knee)
TE Benjamin Watson (knee)
WR Wes Welker (not injury related)
Bruins winger Shawn Thornton and Flyers forward Dan Carcillo squared off and fought 12:01 into the opening period of the Winter Classic. Their brawl was the first in the three-year history of the Classic. Neither team scored in the first period. The Flyers sent six shots at Tim Thomas, while the B's fired nine at Michael Leighton.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs stopped by to chat with the Dale & Holley show Friday morning at Fenway Park, a couple of hours before the start of the Winter Classic, and gushed about the way the region and local fans have responded to the event. "The City of Boston has been absolutely phenomenal," Bettman said. "There's a real buzz here." Bettman credited the people behind the scenes as a key to the event's success. "People have really thrown themselves into this and really given their own time," he said. "I've never seen a happier group working on a holiday."
Jacobs said this year's Winter Classic is better than the first two (in Buffalo and Chicago), mainly due to Bruins fans. "We're doing it better than anybody else, and I think it's because of what hockey is in New England." Jacobs said.
Bettman noted that the area has...
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