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PHILADELPHIA – The first goal of the 2012 Winter Classic was also a 20-year-old rookie’s first NHL goal. Flyers forward Brayden Schenn got the monkey off his back this afternoon when he converted on a rebound chance in the Rangers crease at 12:26 of the second period.“Scoring in a big game like that is pretty exciting,” Schenn said after a 3-2 loss to the Rangers. “At the same time, would have been nice to win, that would have made the goal even better. I wanted to get the goal for a long time, but you want to do both.”Before this game, Schenn had zero points and a minus-8 rating in eight games while overcoming injuries. Not only did he finally get a goal, but Schenn had a strong all-around effort from start to finish. There was a sense of relief from him, despite the goal coming in a losing cause.“Obviously, you want to get that first one,” Schenn said. “I guess it’s over with now, and I can just move on and move forward. It was good to get it.”Flyers forward Max Talbot added, “It
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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...
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.
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...
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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...
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced that forward Jaromir Jagr will be sidelined 7-to-10 days with a mild left groin strain.
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.