Posted December 23, 2011 on AP on Fox
The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers have already stated that they don't like each other, and HBO's cameras are looking to capture more of that ahead of the highly anticipated Winter Classic. That outdoor meeting is still 10 days away, but a matchup at the venue dubbed "The World's Most Famous Arena" will certainly add to the growing hype and indignation. Despite an absence of the pomp and celebration that will be on display at the NHL's trademark event in the new year, the same two points will be up for grabs when the Flyers face the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Friday night. Philadelphia (21-8-4) is atop the Atlantic Division by two points over New York (20-8-4), but lost 2-0 in the first meeting this season on Nov. 26 at MSG. That matchup got off to a physical start as Philadelphia's Zac Rinaldo and Brandon Prust of New York dropped the gloves immediately following the opening faceoff. Prust also duked it out with Wayne Simmonds in...
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