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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.