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Lindros shines in return to Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Eric Lindros made a triumphant return to Philadelphia and helped lead the Flyers to a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday in the NHL's alumni game at Citizens Bank Park.

The red reserved for the Phillies at Citizens Bank park gave way to 40,000 fans in Flyers orange - so many who paid just to see Lindros play in the exhibition, a warmup to Monday's Winter Classic between the Flyers and New York Rangers.

Lindros assisted on the first goal of the game, connecting with former Legion of Doom linemate John LeClair.

Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Adam Graves and Stephane Matteau were among the former Rangers who played. Glenn Anderson scored in the second period for the Rangers, who were coached by Mike Keenan.

Shjon Podein and Mark Howe also scored for the Flyers and Pat Quinn was behind the bench.

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