Minor League Update: 1/1-1/7

The Adirondack Phantoms may have lost two of their three games this week, but their lone win will be their most memorable victory all season long. After yet another loss to the Binghamton Senators (the Ottawa Senators’ AHL affiliate), the Phantoms split a home-and-home with the Hershey Bears (the Washington Capitals’ AHL affiliate) providing a dramatic win that took place at the AHL’s outdoor game on Friday. With a pair of home games this upcoming weekend, the Phantoms look for their first regulation win since November. On Wednesday, the Phantoms suffered a 4-3 loss to the Senators due to a late goal …

Atlantic Watch: 12/28-1/3

The Flyers went 1-1-0 in their two games this past week – losing the much anticipated Winter Classic on Monday afternoon to the New York Rangers. Due to Ilya Bryzgalov’s recent struggles in net, Sergei Bobrovsky earned both starts this week stopping 54 of the 59 shots he faced. Philly, which has dropped five of their last seven games, looks to turn things around this week against the Chicago Blackhawks and Ottawa Senators. The Orange and Black continued their dominance over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the CONSOL Energy Center with a 4-2 victory on Thursday night. Matt Read earned his third …

2012 Winter Classic comes to Philly

At long last, the 2012 show. Ending months of speculation, the Philadelphia Flyers confirmed that the 2012 Winter Classic will take place in Philadelphia, at Citizens Bank Park, between the New York Rangers and the Flyers. The news was broken in a letter to season-ticket holders, according to Sarah Baicker of CSNPhilly.com. The story on the website also confirmed that tickets to the game will not be part of ticket packages, and must be purchased separately. But the new twist is that the game is scheduled for January 2, breaking the brief four-year tradition of the league’s premiere outdoor contest being played on …

Report: Flyers-Rangers Winter Classic in Philly to happen on January 2

Courtesy of NHL.com Multiple media reports in Philadelphia, New York and Canada are reporting the Philadelphia Flyers will host the New York Rangers in the 2012 NHL Winter Classic. According to the reports, the game will be played Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies. If the reports are accurate, it would be the first time the game has been played on a day other than Jan. 1. However, New Year’s Day next year falls on a Sunday. If the NFL plays this season — that league currently has locked out its players …