In just four days the New York Rangers will visit the City Of Brotherly Love, and play the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 edition of the Winter Classic, which will be played at Citizens Bank Park, Jan. 2 (1 p.m. ET on NBC). Surprisingly, this will be the first time that the Blueshirts will be playing in the NHL's annual outdoor game, which began in 2008 when the Buffalo Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
So far this season, the Rangers have hosted the Flyers twice and beaten them both times.
As for a composite final score-results history of the NHL's Winter Classic, here it is:
2008: Pittsburgh Penguins 2, Buffalo Sabres 1 (SO) -- Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo
2009: Detroit Red Wings 6, Chicago Black Hawks 4 -- Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
2010: Boston Bruins 2, Flyers 1 (OT) -- Fenway Park in Boston, MA
2011: Washington Capitals 3, Penguins 1 -- Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA