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Tonight the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers faced off amid the height and build-up to the 2012 Winter Classic.
Both teams went scoreless for quite some time.
The first goal didnâ€™t happen until the half way point, 10 minutes into the second period. And there wasnâ€™t really anything Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov could have done differently.
Derek Stepan, a 21-year-old sophomore NHLer, tipped the puck in mid air, as he stood on the left side of the crease.
Hereâ€™s the freeze frame of the goal:
At the time of this post, the New York Rangers held a 2-0 lead with 2 minutes left in the second period.
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