For the Flyers, it will be the second time they have played in the Classic, losing to the Boston Bruins in Overtime by a score of 2-1 at Fenway Park on January 1, 2010. As far as the Rangers are concerned, their trip down the Jersey Turnpike for the January 2 contest will mark the first time they will play in a Winter Classic.
Compared to some NHL rivalries, the Flyers and Rangers rivalry is still relatively young, but that does not mean that it is without its significant moments on the ice. Off the ice, the rivalry between the team's fans is very pronounced.
What follows are a few of the memorable moments of a rivalry that has been more than 30 years in the making.