Report: Rangers-Flyers Winter Classic Confirmed; HBO’s ‘24/7’ Also In Cards

NEW YORK (WFAN) — The upcoming 2012 Winter Classic between the Rangers and Flyers was first reported in May. Now it’s been confirmed — reportedly.

The Rangers will skate in the open air of Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park against the Flyers on January 2.

“When NHL schedule is released, confirmed that Rangers will be in Philly for … Winter Classic,” the New York Post’s Larry Brooks tweeted on Tuesday.

Also according to Brooks, the Rangers will take part in HBO’s “24/7.” Last year, the show chronicled the Pittsburgh Penguins’ rivalry and road to the Winter Classic against the Washington Capitals.

This year, Rangers fans will get to see outspoken coach John Tortorella unplugged.

So why is the league holding the game on Monday, January 2, instead of the customary New Year’s Day?

“The NHL does not want to go head-to-head with NFL games on Jan. 1, including an Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported last month.

Rangers fans: are you pumped for the Winter Classic? Sound off in the comments below…

  • John Peters

    its ridiculous the game is at 1pm!!!! dont most people work that day??

  • Chris Riley

    Should be Rangers vs. Isles at Rockfeller plaza!

  • Eric Soley

    Show me tha tix!

  • Mark

    I think a more epic plan would be a true winter classic: home and home with the NJD v NYR in the new stadium in the meadowlands and citi filed!

  • Kevin

    Love it. Wish it was in New York (Should be since the Flyers have already been in a Winter Classic) but Philly is only 2 hours from NY and I expect there will be a lot of Rangers fans there (Including me).. I’m guessing they’ll do the raffle for tickets like they usually do. And I went to CBP once (When I use to like that “sport” baseball) and it’s nice.

    Also glad they’re doing 24/7. At one time Torts said he would never do it.

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