The NHL 2012 Winter Classic is days away.
As a hockey fan, one could not ask for a better way to cap off the holiday break.
Two historic rivals pitted against each other in the league's marquee event.
The Philadelphia Flyers are looking to build on the momentum they seemed to have gained from a win in Pittsburgh Thursday.
The New York Rangers are coming off a December run that has catapulted them a top the Eastern Conference.
Its almost a shame that all the buildup going into the game doesn't offer the victor more than two points and first place in the Conference.
As the previous contests between these two teams provided entertainment that any fan could ask for, this game looks to not disappoint.
After watching the 24/7 show depicting both teams behind the scenes, the table has been set. Some things appear to be set in stone while others a mystery.
Allow me to present to you my five predictions for Monday's Winter Classic Game.