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It was just 1 game of 82 on the schedule but the Winter Classic lived up to all of the hype, producing an exciting game in a beautiful environment. While the Flyers did end up falling short, losing 3-2 to the Rangers, it was still an experience that the team and the city won't soon forget.The Flyers got on the board first after Brayden Schenn scored his first NHL goal in the second period of the game. It was the second time that a Flyer scored his first NHL goal in a Winter Classic as Danny Syvret also accomplished that feat back in 2010. The Flyers then added a second goal later in the second period after Claude Giroux scored off a pass from Max Talbot but everything went downhill from there for the Flyers. Not only did the Rangers score just 30 seconds later but they dominated the play for much of the rest of the game, building a 3-2 lead after a pair of Mike Rupp (!!) goals and a Brad Richards tally.The Flyers had their chances late, including a powerplay and a late penal...
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from Randy Miller of the Courier Post, “You know, it’s so funny to me — everybody is so happy here to play outside,” Flyers right wing Jaromir Jagr said. “When I was a kid, I played outside all the time and I was so happy to play inside. I think I’m the only guy who is upset about it.”
Not quite. Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov feels the same way. When asked if he’s...
At first glance, hockey in Philadelphia looked unfamiliar before the Winter Classic.
Held in a venue that had never hosted an NHL game before, featuring a team uniform never-before-donned, and played in a brand-new calendar year, it seemed that the Flyers had a chance to become a whole new team.
Unfortunately, the sights became all-too-familiar once the puck dropped.
The Winter Classic is the NHLs best American marketing tool.
Better than points leader Claude Giroux, who might as well be Claude Gir-who outside the Northeast and the Midwest.
Better than the RedWings-Blackhawks, Rangers-Flyers or Bruins-Canadiens rivalries.
Better even than the Stanley Cup playoffs.
That admission may sting, but its the truth. Nothing captures the American...
Standings: Flyers (22-10-4), Rangers (23-9-4)
Leading Scorer: Claude Giroux (17-28-45)
Goaltender: Sergei Bobrovsky (14 GP, 2.52 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable)
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Carl Hagelin-Brian Boyle-John Mitchell
Ruslan Fedotenko-Mike Rupp-Brandon Prust
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Anton...
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced that forward Jaromir Jagr will be sidelined 7-to-10 days with a mild left groin strain.
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The Rangers face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers today in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Phi...
Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr hit the ice looking more ready to shag flies than practice the power play.
Philadelphia jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but Mike Rupp scored two goals, and Brad Richards scored the game-winner about five minutes into the third period as the Rangers defeated the Flyers, 3-2, in the 2012 Winter Classic at Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia Monday.
The fifth edition of the NHL's Winter Classic is on tap today, as the Philadelphia Flyers host the New York Rangers outdoors at Citizens Bank Park.