New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday, December 28.
The Empire State Building's world-famous tower lights will shine in Rangers and Flyers colors on Wednesday evening. The east/west sides of the building, with west facing Madison Square Garden, will be lit in the Rangers' Blue, Red and White, while its north/south sides, with south facing the City of Philadelphia, will be lit in the Flyers' Orange and White.
In Philadelphia, the PECO Main Office Building's iconic Crown Lights, which display scrolling text around the top of the 23rd and Market Street building, also will celebrate the Rangers, Flyers and 2012 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic on Dec. 28 with scrolling text in recognition of the outdoor match-up between the two storied teams. The Crown Lights will also display 2012 NHL Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic text on Thursday, Dec. 29 and Monday, Jan. 1.
The rivalry between two legendary franchises – and two historic sports cities – will take center stage at the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® as the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers meet outdoors at 1 p.m. ET on Jan. 2 for a regular-season NHL® game that pays homage the origins and traditions of hockey. The 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will be broadcast live on NBC in the United States and on CBC and RDS in Canada. Sirius XM Satellite Radio will provide radio coverage, NHL.com will provide extensive digital video coverage and NHL Network™ will chronicle all of the excitement from Philadelphia leading up to and after the game.