The Bruins and Penguins arrive in baseball style at the Winter Classic

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins did not take the bus to Fenway Park for the 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic. They took a trip back in time.

The Bruins arrived in discarded Boston Red Sox uniforms, complete with old baseball gloves. Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron forward Brad Marchand Download bat I gave them by Red Sox host Tommy McLaughlin former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, who was present Monday and Participate in the opening ceremony.

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“They look very legitimate,” said Kiki Hernandez, the Red Sox’ casual utility man. “I hope we get a uniform like that and do some kind of throwback. Those uniforms were really cool for sure.”

The Bruins have been planning this for a year, Bergeron said, since the announcement of the 2023 Winter Classic in Fenway. Uniforms are custom-fitted for each player, complete with stirrup socks. Bruins goalkeeper Linus Ullmark He completed his look with a pair of old cleats that he wore to the post-match press conference.

The Penguins wore uniforms from the 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates season.

Tweet from @penguins: Honoring the 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates with some new catches for Fenway 💯 pic.twitter.com/6uSX8Etc5g

Apparently, the baseball uniforms weren’t a joint effort, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.

“We didn’t coordinate with the Bruins, at least I didn’t understand that we did,” Sullivan said. “I think it’s really appropriate, and in an event like this, at such a famous stadium, I think it’s appropriate in a number of ways because it gives us an opportunity to tip our hat to all the great players and great teams that have played at this stadium over the years. And for me, I think it’s just part of the Entertainment value, but I know our players were excited about it, and I’m sure Boston was, too.”

Video: The Bruins arrive at the Winter Classic in Red Sox styles

The Bruins really got into the spirit by playing the field at Fenway Park before their 2-1 victory.

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“I went out on the field with them and played the gauntlet,” said Hernandez. “It took a lot more talent in the day to catch the ball with that glove than it does now. Especially with me, playing here in Fenway, playing in April in May with these gloves doesn’t sound fun at all.”

Goalkeeper penguins Tristan Gary He arrived in fishing gear.

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The Bruins even gave a pre-game pep talk on the field, and the famous Green Monster listed the Atlantic Division standings and NHL results from Sunday.

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Bruins forward David Pasternak The spirit of Sunday baseball entered with his Baseball bat and gloves. Boston also posed for a group photo in Fenway.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: Well, who’s first? pic.twitter.com/tYMPVhiIiX

“Field of Dreams,” and the combination of the “eight-man out,” is how Bruins coach Jim Montgomery referred to baseball uniforms. “The guys came out in old Red Sox uniforms, and again, it goes back to how lucky we are to have such a great event.”

“This is a multi-story building and we wanted to make sure it was as much fun as we had,” the Bruins forward said. Nick Foligno He said.

Video: Penguins arrive in Fenway dressed as old pirates

It was the second time the Winter Classic was held at the 110-year-old home of the Red Sox. The Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in the 2010 Winter Classic.

This time, both teams hit the exact right note to get into the game. When you enter storied Fenway Park, you have to dress the part.

NHL.com freelance reporter Joseph Bohorelis, NHL.com staff writer Amalie Benjamin, NHL.com senior editorial director Sean B.

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