clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2012 Winter Classic: Penalty Shot Stoned By Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers Beat Philadelphia Flyers 3-2

The 2012 Winter Classic was decided on a penalty shot with 19.6 seconds remaining in the game. It was only fitting that Henrik Lundqvist, who had made a number of fantastic saves throughout the game, turned away Danny Briere's attempt, allowing the New York Rangers to escape with a 3-2 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday evening.

The Flyers came within inches from tying the game in the final minute, but a shot that skittered through Lundqvist's legs was covered up by a Rangers player and the Flyers were awarded with a penalty shot rather than a game-tying score.

Briere attempted to shoot the resulting penalty shot through Lundqvist's legs, but the goalie reacted quickly enough to register the save. The Flyers won the ensuing faceoff but did not get off another quality shot before the clock ran out.

See SBNation Philly's StoryStream for complete Winter Classic coverage. You can visit Broad Street Hockey for the Flyers perspective. For the Rangers, check out Blueshirt Banter for the Rangers perspective.