The Rangers alumni hit the ice at 2:30 on the nose to a chorus of boos. For those tracking at home, John Vanbiesbrouck
led the team onto the ice, so he'll be getting the start from coach Mike Keenan.
The Flyers came on right after and as you can imagine, the cheers were quite audible.
This place is filling up and it's basically a sea of orange. Then again, so is the ice as the Flyers have 29 players while the Rangers have 22.
The in-house camera found Bernie Parent
and his face went on the scoreboard above the left field stands, causing another huge ovation here.
It's pretty amazing that this is all for an alumni game. Seriously, can half of these guys even skate anymore to do this? Parent, who is 66, isn't bending down to stop any shots.
Today's NHL goaltending coaches wouldn't know what to do with this guy. He'd be shipped back to the ECHL.
Then there are guys like Mark Recchi
, who is wearing No. 8 for the Flyers. The guy won the Stanley Cup in June. Is it fair that he's playing?
Heck yeah it is. This ought to be pretty fun.