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The 2012 NHL Winter Classic: Outdoor Hockey in Philly!
The annual New Year's Day NHL Winter Classic was once again a very popular and hard to get ticket as in 2012, the New York Rangers took on the Philadelphia Flyers at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philly.
The game was actually played on January 2nd this year, as New Year's Day fell on a Sunday, which is strictly NFL territory. The game featured two of the top teams in the NHL's Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division rivals: the Flyers and the Rangers. The game also highlighted many of the top players in the NHL, including Claude Giroux, Henrik Lundqvist, Marion Gaborik, Brad Richards, Daniel Briere and more.
The 2012 NHL Winter Classic was another well played game, with the NY Rangers prevailing with a 3-2 victory. The game featured a very late 3rd period penalty shot from Daniel Briere, which was stopped by Lundqvist to preserve the win.
The NHL Winter Classic featured unique jerseys and appare worn by both the Flyers and Rangers. These special edition Winter Classic items are now available for purchase at Big Sport Shop.com. Quantities are limited though.