Posted December 31, 2011 on AP on Fox

DALLAS -OCTOBER 20: Eric Lindros #88 of the Dallas Stars skates during the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the American Airlines Center on October 20, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Eric Lindros stepped out of the dugout and pointed his stick toward the stands. Big E had his standing O. With a packed Philadelphia crowd standing and roaring in appreciation, Lindros made a triumphant return to the city in a Philadelphia Flyers jersey, a bitter parting more than a decade ago forgotten from the moment No. 88 hit the ice for warmups. The red reserved for the Phillies at Citizens Bank park gave way to 40,000 fans in Flyers orange - so many who paid just to see Lindros play in the alumni showcase, a prelude to Monday's Winter Classic between the Flyers and New York Rangers. Lindros assisted on the first goal of the game, connecting with former Legion of Doom linemate John LeClair, to help the former Flyers beat the old-time Rangers 3-1 Saturday. Lindros last appearance for the Flyers was in May 2000 when he was laid out by New Jersey's Scott Stevens in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. He would be traded 15 months later to the Rangers because of a nasty f...
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