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The Bruins were in full retro mode, from pregame attire to throwback uniforms

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NHL: Winter Classic-Boston Bruins at Chicago Blackhawks
Ice, ice, baby...
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The Bruins rang in 2019 with a 4-2 victory over the Blackhawks in the Winter Classic. Next up? The Flames are in town tomorrow night at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • Pregame attire for several Bruins included a nod to the Roaring Twenties, by design. Sporting News Here’s an olde tymey team photo. @NHLBruins
  • Fortunately, an unfortunate turn of events for the Notre Dame Leprechaun did not jinx the Bruins. BarDown
  • Patrice Bergeron led by example. At one key point in the second, the good news for David Kampf was a breakaway opportunity on the penalty kill. The bad news? Bergeron had read the play and was backchecking. NHL
  • David Pastrnak was just having fun, his “all-world personality” on full display. ESPN
  • He’s Snow Angel- Brad Marchand celebrated his (belated) first Winter Classic in a joyous way. Bonus- footage of the teams’ arrivals, and the anthem. NHL See him make the angel here. (Video, 0:08) @NHLBruins
  • Three observations from the game include a strong outing by Tuukka Rask. Bruins Daily
  • Which players were the Bruins version of Notre Dame’s Four Horsemen?
  • The Bruins’ fourth line did yeoman’s work, but weren’t they really the third line after all? WEEI Bonus- enjoy a photo gallery from the game. WEEI
  • A few more observations from the game include a stirring anthem rendition, and vendors reportedly sold out of refreshments only halfway through the game. CBS Sports
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, review the good, bad, and ugly of this week’s games. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Look back at the history of the Bruins uniforms across the years, including that bear head on LSD. #TeamPooh. The Hockey Writers
  • Standings- the Bruins are at #11 in the league overall, NHL 6th in the Eastern Conference, NHL have risen to 3rd in the competitive Atlantic Division, NHL and hang onto the third playoff berth by their nails ahead of the Wild Card slot holding Sabres and Canadiens. NHL (Note- links are NOT static)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • It is time to retire the Blackhawks from outdoor games for a while. They have played more than their fair share. USA Today
  • At the World Juniors, Team USA beat Team Finland 4-1 yesterday. Bruins prospect Pavel Shen scored the game winning goal as Team Russia defeated Team Canada 2-1. NBC Sports
  • Underdog Team Kazakhstan have been embraced into the bosom of their Canadian hosts because Canada. Sportsnet