2012 NHL Winter Classic
Nearly 47,000 fans packed Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Monday to witness North America’s annual New Year’s weekend outdoor hockey game, the NHL Winter Classic. The result: a 3-2 New York Rangers win over the Philadelphia Flyers, giving the team the NHL’s best record at 24-9-4. While technically a home game for the Flyers, Rangers fans were out in full force to cheer on their team. My assignment was to capture their experience of the event. Below are a few of my favorite photos from the day! ©Madison Square Garden, L.P.
One of several buses (with the iconic Empire State Building in the background) ready to transport Rangers fans from New York to Philadelphia in the morning:
National anthem and jet flyover before the start of the Winter Classic:
The Winter Classic at sunset: