NHL Winter Classic 2012: Rangers Overcome Two-Goal Deficit, Defeat Flyers 3-2

The New York Rangers will meet the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia Jan. 2.

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2012 Winter Classic Brawl: Philadelphia Cops Release Post-Game Fight Video

Following the 2012 Winter Classic, Jan. 2, a brawl between Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers fans took place resulting in a fan being seriously injured, and now the Philadelphia Police Department is taking their investigation to the internet by posting a YouTube video to try to identify those responsible.

According to the YouTube video description:

"On January 2, 2012, at 7:15pm, three unknown males wearing Philadelphia Flyers Jerseys assaulted two males while at Geno's Steaks located at 1200 South 9th Street. The assault began after the Winter Classic hockey event and the male victims were wearing New York Rangers jerseys. During the altercation one of the victims was seriously injured."

Unfortunately, this isn't an uncommon thing at sporting events, which usually involve a lot of booze and hot heads looking for someway to blow off some steam after a loss. Back in April, San Fransisco Giants fan, Bryan Stow, 42, was severely beaten after a baseball game at Dodger Stadium.

If you have any information about the incident, police are asking for you to call them at 215-686-3013

Keep up with SB Nation New York's 2012 NHL Winter Classic for the latest coverage of the event. You can visit Blueshirt Banter for the Rangers perspective. For the Flyers perspective, see Broad Street Hockey or SBNation Philly.

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John Tortorella Fined After Criticizing 2012 Winter Classic Referees

Despite apologizing for his remarks about NHL officials who refereed the 2012 Winter Classic Wednesday, New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella was fined $30,000 Thursday for his fiery comments, which came Monday night after the Rangers 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at Citizen Bank Park.

"There is no acceptable explanation or excuse for commentary challenging the integrity of the League, its officials or its broadcast partners," said Colin Campbell, the NHL vice president of hockey operations. "People can disagree with calls by officials on the ice, but even in instances of the utmost frustration there is no justification for speaking as inappropriately and irresponsibly as Mr. Tortorella did."

On Monday, Tortorella suggested that NBC, which broadcasted the game, was involved in a plan to make sure the one-goal game reached overtime. Flyers forward Danny Briere was awarded a penalty shot with 19.6 second remaining after the referees said that a Rangers player had closed his hand over the puck while it was in New York's goalie circle. The violation results in a penalty shot, which Ranger's goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist, stopped.

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NHL Winter Classic 2012, Flyers Vs. Rangers: TV Ratings, Ticket Sales Prosper

Monday's 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 Winter Classic was something that New York Rangers fans will never forget, and to top it all off it seems that a lot of people watched the Blueshirts edge the Flyers for the third time this season.

According to ESPN.com's Sports Business writer Kristi Dosh, via Twitter, the ratings for the annual outdoor event, held this year at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA, "beat out ABC, CBS and FOX in 18-49 category." Dosh also said ticket sales for the event have seen huge growth.

"Ticket re-seller StubHub has seen overall ticket sales for the Winter Classic trump not only the all-star game but also quite a few Stanley Cup games.

"The Winter Classic also out-sold Game 1 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, and the 2008 Winter Classic was the second-best selling game of the regular season."

Keep up with SB Nation New York's 2012 NHL Winter Classic for the latest coverage of the event. You can visit Blueshirt Banter for the Rangers perspective. For the Flyers perspective, see BroadStreetHockey or SBNation Philly.

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Winter Classic 2012: TV, Live Streaming And More

For the first time ever Monday the New York Rangers will play in the NHL's annual New Year's game, the Winter Classic, as they visit the Philadelphia Flyers at Citizen Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA. The contest, which started in 2008, will pair two Eastern Conference Atlantic Division rivals, who have already met twice this season -- the Ranger won both games.

For those Blueshirt fans who would like to watch the game, here's the game time, tv information and radio streams for the 2012 Winter Classic.

Location: Citizen Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Game Time: 3 p.m. ET. Gates open at 1 p.m.

  • Sports Complex Parking Lots will open at 9 a.m. ET
  • Spectator Plaza will operate from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ET.
  • Gates to Citizens Bank Park will open at 1 p.m. ET

TV: NBC -- "Doc" Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (inside-the-glass reporter).

  • Pregame Show on NBC, 1 p.m.

Rangers Radio Stream: 1050 ESPN
Fylers Radio Stream: 94 WIP

-- See SB Nation New York's StoryStream for complete Winter Classic coverage. You can visit Blueshirt Banter for the Rangers perspective. For the Flyers perspective, see BroadStreetHockey or SBNation Philly.

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2012 Winter Classic, Flyers Vs. Rangers: New York To Face Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky Not Ilya Bryzgalov

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Saturday that goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and not Ilya Bryzgalov will start Monday against the New York Rangers, who will play their East Conference Atlantic Division rivals in the 2012 Winter Classic (1 p.m. on NBC) at Citizen Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA.

Surprisingly, the announcement was not made by Fylers head coach Peter Laviolette, but by Bryzgalov himself:

"Great news, I’m not playing tomorrow night," Bryzgalov said Sasturday. "Good news, we have a chance to win the game."

Laviolette was not happy that Bryzgalov had made the statment to the media, as the head coach had yet to talk to either goalies about who was going to get the start.

The Blueshirt have already defeated both goaltender this season. On Dec. 23, New York netted four goals against Bryzgalov in a 4-2 victory at Madison Square Garden. Meanwhile, in late November, the Rangers earned a 2-0 victory over Bobrovsky.

-- See SB Nation New York's StoryStream for complete Winter Classic coverage. You can visit Blueshirt Banter for the Rangers perspective. For the Flyers perspective, see BroadStreetHockey or SBNation Philly.

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2012 Winter Classic, Flyers Vs. Rangers: Weather Report, Game Time, TV Schedule

The 2012 NHL Winter Classic is less than 24 hours away and it seems that the weather report for the NHL's annual outdoor game looks pretty good for those attending New York Ranger fans. According to Weather.com, Sunday's forecast calls for windy and mild conditions, but very little chance for any precipitation to ruin the contest between the host Philadelphia Flyers (22-10-4, 48 points) and the Rangers (23-9-4, 50 points), who will play in a specially created rink in the middle of Citzen Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA.

The game will be broadcast on NBC starting at 1 p.m., and around that time the weather is predicted to be around 41-degress with the wind blowing around 23 miles per hour and just a 20-percent chance of any precipitation. As the contest progresses nothing is suppose to change.

Only twice in five years has there been precipitation during the Winter Classic. The first came during the inaugural in 2008, when the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins played in snow flurries at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Then, last last year at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA, the Penguins and Washington Capitals played in a bit of a drizzle during the game.

-- See SB Nation New York's StoryStream for complete Winter Classic coverage. You can visit Blueshirt Banter for the Rangers perspective. For the Flyers perspective, see BroadStreetHockey or SBNation Philly.

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2012 Winter Classic: NHL Outdoor Game History, Results, Scores, Venues

In just four days the New York Rangers will visit the City Of Brotherly Love, and play the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 edition of the Winter Classic, which will be played at Citizens Bank Park, Jan. 2 (1 p.m. ET on NBC). Surprisingly, this will be the first time that the Blueshirts will be playing in the NHL's annual outdoor game, which began in 2008 when the Buffalo Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

So far this season, the Rangers have hosted the Flyers twice and beaten them both times.

On Nov. 26, the Rangers used goals from center Brad Richards and right winger Brandon Prust, and 29 saves from goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to blank visiting Philadelphia, 2-0.

And, just a few days ago, Dec. 23, the Rangers used another solid effort by Lundqvist (28 saves) to beat the Flyers, 4-2.

As for a composite final score-results history of the NHL's Winter Classic, here it is:

2008: Pittsburgh Penguins 2, Buffalo Sabres 1 (SO) -- Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo
2009: Detroit Red Wings 6, Chicago Black Hawks 4 -- Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
2010: Boston Bruins 2, Flyers 1 (OT) -- Fenway Park in Boston, MA
2011: Washington Capitals 3, Penguins 1 -- Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA

For more coverage of the Winter Classic between the Rangers and Flyers, stay tuned to our storystream. For more Rangers coverage, visit our team page or Blueshirt Banter. SB Nation's Broad Street Hockey has everything on the Flyers.

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