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16 Beautiful Photos From The NHL Winter Classic

Warmer than usual weather conditions delayed the start of the NHL’s annual outdoor Winter Classic two hours on Monday, with the Rangers ultimately prevailing 3-2 over the Flyers at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The game, and stunning photography that accompanied it, was well worth the wait. posted on

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02: The Philadelphia Flyers take on the New York Rangers during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02: The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers line up for the National Anthem during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02: The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers line up for the Canadian National Anthem during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02: The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers line up for the National Anthem as US Air Force fighter jets fly over during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist plays the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period in the NHL Winter Classic hockey game in Philadelphia, January 2, 2012.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02: (EDITORS NOTE: An infared camera was used to create this image) The Philadelphia Flyers take on the New York Rangers during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02: (EDITORS NOTE: An infared camera was used to create this image) The Philadelphia Flyers take on the New York Rangers during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02: Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers defends against Andrej Meszaros #41 of the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02: The Philadelphia Flyers take on the New York Rangers during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02: A member of ice crew works on the playing surface during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers tends goal against Brayden Schenn #10 of the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02: James van Riemsdyk #21 of the Philadelphia Flyers falls into the goal over Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist ® stops a penalty shot by Philadelphia Flyers’ Danny Briere during the third period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game in Philadelphia, January 2, 2012.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a save on a penalty shot by Danny Briere #48 of the Philadelphia Flyers late in the third period during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02: Fans cheer as the Philadelphia Flyers take on the New York Rangers during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers celebrates after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 3-2 during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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