National Hockey League Unveils Populous Rendering of 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

November 19, 2011

The National Hockey League today unveiled an architectural rendering of the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, the outdoor regular-season NHL® game featuring the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers. These legendary rivals will square off at 1 p.m. ET, Jan. 2, at Citizens Bank Park™.

There are multiple ways for fans throughout North America to tune in to the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. NBC will provide live broadcast coverage of the game in the U.S. In Canada, CBC and RDS will televise the game live. Sirius XM Satellite Radio will provide radio coverage. will provide extensive digital video coverage and NHL Network™ will chronicle all of the excitement from Philadelphia leading up to and
after the game.

The 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® continues the tradition the NHL® has established of hosting a regular-season game outdoors at the onset of the new year to celebrate the origin and traditions of hockey.

The first-ever NHL regular-season game contested outdoors was played in 2003 when the Edmonton Oilers hosted the Montreal Canadiens at Commonwealth Stadium. Since 2008, the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic has been contested every year on New Year’s Day. The first contest featured the Buffalo Sabres hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins at Ralph Wilson Stadium. In 2009, the Chicago Blackhawks hosted the Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field. In 2010, the Boston Bruins hosted the Flyers at Fenway Park and in 2011, the Penguins hosted the Capitals at Heinz Field. In February of 2011, the Calgary Flames hosted the Canadiens in the 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ at McMahon Stadium.

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