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01/02/2012 02:49 pm ET

Winter Classic 2012 LIVE UPDATES: Rangers vs Flyers At Citizens Bank Park

For any sports fans needing a break from the wall-to-wall college football or who just prefer their athletes on skates, be sure to stay right here to follow along with the 2012 Winter Classic, featuring the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers from Citizens Bank Park.

The start time for the 2012 edition of the Winter Classic was pushed back to provide optimal weather conditions for fans and players in Philadelphia. Regardless of how it feels in the stands at picturesque Citizens Bank Park, normally the home of the Philadelphia Phillies, the viewing conditions will be optimal here at our live blog.

Entering the game, the Rangers (23-9) hold a slim lead over the Flyers (22-10) at the top of the Atlantic Division standings. Not only will this game be memorable for the atmosphere but for the effect it could have on the final standings.

FOLLOW HERE FOR LIVE UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE GAME:

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01/02/2012 6:07 PM EST

Joba The Fan

@ Joba_62 :

That was awesome. Huge save by my boy @HLundqvist30. Great win for the boys! #NYR #WinterClassic #trueblue

01/02/2012 6:04 PM EST

An Instant Classic

Rangers players mob Lundqvist as the key points go to New York. After a slow start, the Rangers storm back to win 3-2.

01/02/2012 6:02 PM EST

RANGERS WIN

And we've got a fight at the whistle. What a finish!!!!!!!

01/02/2012 6:02 PM EST

SAVED BY LUNDQVIST

DIdn't let puck get between his legs. Stout stop. 19 seconds.

01/02/2012 6:01 PM EST

Penalty SHOT?!?!?!?!?!?

Wow. Brierre coming down..

01/02/2012 6:01 PM EST

McDonagh Saves

In a crowd, puck gets under Lundqvist and McDonagh comes in and slides into crease. Are they calling a penalty?

01/02/2012 6:00 PM EST

Goalie pulled

And Flyers have 5 on 4 edge. Rangers clear. Here Flyers come again.

01/02/2012 5:59 PM EST

Matching Penalties

Callahan pulled down but he's also whistled. 1:06 to go and we've got a face near Bobrovsky's net. He's back in.

01/02/2012 5:58 PM EST

Goalie Pulled

Flyers have six attackers but Rangers turn them away and here comes Callahan...

01/02/2012 5:56 PM EST

Lundqvist Saves

He bodies a shot form Carle and then gloves the puck off his body.

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