The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers will square off tomorrow in the 2012 Bridgestone Winter Classic. The game will feature two marquee franchises with a rich and storied rivalry. There is going to be a lot at stake tomorrow afternoon, so make sure to be on time to catch all the great coverage.
Where Can I Watch the Winter Classic?
The 2012 Bridgestone Winter Classic will air on NBC in the United States at 3:00 p.m. EST. The Classic will also air north of the border in Canada on CBC. The game will be called by legendary broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick. Pre-game coverage will start on NBC at 1:00 p.m.
What Stations Will Carry Additional Coverage Like a Pre and Post Game?
In the New York area, MSG Networks will starts a Rangers game-day at 2:00 p.m. live from Citizens Bank Park. NBC Sports, formerly Versus, will also air additional coverage throughout the day. In addition to that, if you're a subscriber of NHL Network, they will also air on-site Winter Classic coverage.
For fans in the Philadelphia area, check your local listings for CSN.
Where Can I Find Additional Clips, Highlights and Online Coverage?
For highlights, behind-the-scenes clips and other online coverage, NHL.com will be your one stop shop for online Winter Classic coverage.
I Don't Watch Hockey. Why Should I Watch This Game?
If you're a casual sports fan with no interest in hockey, this game is more than just an outdoor game. The winner of this game will gain a significant advantage in the standings.
Currently, the New York Rangers have a record of 23-9-4 for 50 points. This record puts the Rangers into the first place in the Eastern Conference.
The Philadelphia Flyers are in second place in the Atlantic Division with a record of 22-10-4 with 48 points. A win would then propel the Flyers into a tie first in points.
Also, there are no other major sports going on at the same time, so there is no excuse not to watch one of the most high-octane and entertaining sports in the world.
Tomorrow is certainly going to be an amazing event. Make sure to check the schedule and memorize it so you don't miss any of the action. Also check back on the Bleacher Report NHL page for live on-site coverage from the Winter Classic.
Date: Jan. 2, 2012
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Network: US, NBC; Canada, CBC
Additional Coverage: NHL Network, NBC Sports, MSG Networks, CSN
Tom Urtz, Jr. is an NHL featured columnist. For NHL news, updates and alerts about players: