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Winter Classic 2012: Rangers Beat Flyers 3-2

The Rangers came from behind to win a dramatic Winter Classic over the Flyers 3-2. The Flyers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second period, but three straight goals from the visitors and superb goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist earned the Rangers a pivotal 2 points.

The most dramatic moment in the game came in the waning seconds, when a Ranger player covered up the puck in the crease, prompting the refs to call for a penalty shot with the Flyers down a goal. So with :19 left, Danny Briere, one of the best penalty shot takers in the NFL, had a chance to tie the game. However, as he did all night, Lundqvist bailed out the Rangers and made the game saving stop.

So, as it always seems do with the Flyers, this one came down to goaltending. The game tying goal allowed by Sergei Bobrovsky to Mike Rupp was soft, Henrik Lundqvist stood on his head and Ilya Bryzgalov watched from the bench.

See SBNation Philly's StoryStream for complete Winter Classic coverage. You can visit BroadStreetHockey for the Flyers perspective. For the Rangers, check out Blueshirt Banter for the Rangers perspective.