Brad Richards couldn't sleep. He couldn't eat right. It was a regular-season game in early January at the Philadelphia Flyers, but the New York Rangers star knew it also was the Winter Classic.
Mike Rupp scored two goals and Brad Richards posted the winner on top of a chilly baseball field, as the New York Rangers outlasted the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, in the Winter Classic on Monday at Citizens Bank Park.
Johan Franzen broke a tie in the second period, Ty Conklin stopped 29 shots and the Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado 3-0 on Saturday to spoil a night in which the Avalanche retired the jersey of Peter Forsberg.
Bobby Ryan scored the only goal in a shootout and the Anaheim Ducks offset New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist's spectacular play to beat the Rangers 2-1 on Saturday night.
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Since Brad Richards relocated to New York with a big free-agent deal, he has endured an earthquake and a hurricane.
Not even a joint announcement of the Winter Classic could thaw the rivalry between the Rangers and Flyers.
Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 in a preseason game Friday night.