from the NHL:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / NOVEMBER 17, 2011
2012 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC TICKET DRAWING REGISTRATION
BEGINS TODAY AT NOON ET ONLY ON NHL.COM
NEW YORK (November 17, 2011) – The National Hockey League (NHL®) today announced that beginning today, fans can sign up on NHL.com to enter a general public, random drawing for an opportunity to purchase two of the limited number of tickets remaining to the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® – the outdoor NHL regular-season game between the Philadelphia Flyers® and the New York Rangers® at 1 p.m. ET on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Citizens Bank Park™, home of the Philadelphia Phillies®. The game will be broadcast on NBC in the U.S. and on CBC and RDS in Canada.
Fans seeking a chance to win an opportunity to buy tickets to the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic can go to www.nhl.com/winterclassictickets for Official Rules, complete details and to sign up for entry.
Registration for the general public, random ticket drawing will begin on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Noon ET and will run through Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 11:59 a.m. ET. Registrations received after the deadline will not be accepted. There is no fee to register. Open only to legal U.S. residents age 18 or older. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Limit one entry per person or household. Registrants selected in the drawing will be notified no later than Thursday, December 1, 2011 of their opportunity to purchase one pair of tickets (seated together) subject to seats available at time of purchase transaction.
The 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® continues the tradition the NHL has established of hosting a regular-season game outdoors at the onset of the new year to celebrate the origin and traditions of hockey. The 43,500-seat ballpark in Philadelphia will be the setting for the fifth-ever Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, which will feature several of the biggest names in hockey. The Flyers boast an All-Star roster that includes two Hart Trophy winners – Chris Pronger and Jaromir Jagr – and key members of the team that won the 2010 Eastern Conference championship, including Danny Briere, Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell. The Rangers counter with NHL All-Stars of their own in goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, forward Marian Gaborik and 2004 Conn Smythe Trophy winner Brad Richards. Division rivals since the 1974–75 season, the Rangers and Flyers become the closest geographic rivals to compete in the event.
For the second consecutive year, the NHL will partner with HBO Sports and its groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise. The four-episode, all-access series will again provide viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at both teams, along with in-depth interviews of players, coaches and front-office personnel as the teams compete during the NHL regular-season. The premiere episode debuts in prime time, Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 10 p.m. ET, with new episodes debuting each successive Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET.
NHL.com and NHL Network will deliver to fans comprehensive coverage of both teams as the event approaches. Additionally, through the type of access only the NHL can provide, fans will see all the information, stories, exclusive reporting and video they need to prepare for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. Fans will be able to go beyond the game with retrospectives of the four previous Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic events on a dedicated Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic video channel, along with blogs, facts, figures and more.