Back on September 26th, when the NHL announced the Winter Classic game, New York Rangers’ president and general manager Glen Sather said, “We are going to come to Philadelphia and we are going to win.” Well, much as the 1994 Rangers got behind team captain Mark Messier and his, “We will win game 6, I guarantee it.” statement, the 2011-2012 team backed up Sather’s words with a dramatic come-from-behind victory at Citizen’s Bank Park 3-2 over the Philadelphia Flyers Monday afternoon. Continue reading
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Want to see what’s going on in Philadelphia right up to the minute that they drop the puck? Check out this live cam of Citizen’s Bank Park.
Also, Rangers to have a John Tortorella press conference at 12:45… Want to make a gentlemen’s bet that the team will announce that Ryan McDonagh is under the weather and that Marc Staal is going to play?
NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
Monday, Jan. 2, 3:00 p.m.
Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rangers: 23-9-4 (50 pts.)
Flyers: 22-10-4 (48 pts.)
* All info through NHL games on Jan. 1
The Rangers will face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers tomorrow in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia (3:00 p.m.; TV: NBC; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio). The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 23-9-4 (50 pts.). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Florida Panthers, 4-1, on Friday at BankAtlantic Center, and have won six of their last seven games. New York has posted a record of 20-6-2 since Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Flyers enter the contest with a 22-10-4 (48 pts.) record to rank fourth in the Eastern Conference, and have lost four of their last six games (2-3-1). This will be the second meeting in 10 days between the Atlantic Division rivals, with New York having defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, on Dec. 23 at MSG to take a 2-0-0 series lead. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Florida Panthers on Thursday, Jan. 5, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to begin a back-to-back set.