Flyers Notebook: Flyers drop Winter Classic to Rangers

Following a 3-2 loss to the Rangers in the Winter Classic, the Flyers now go back to the business of being normal.

After nearly a month of being the center of the NHL’s universe — literally and figuratively (right, Bryz?) — the Orange and Black get a chance to get back to playing hockey. Gone is the hype surrounding the 2012 Winter Classic. Gone are those HBO cameras that captured their every move for the “24/7″ show.

“The last few months have been pretty interesting with the HBO thing, with the Winter Classic coming up, you know, a lot of hype to it and it was a good experience to have the cameras all around, but now we’re back to the normal life,” Claude Giroux said. “We can kind of do our job and I think it’s going to be good to go back and focus on what we have to do. Sometimes it’s hard to do what you got to do with the cameras everywhere. It’s not a distraction, but sometimes you think about it and it puts you out of what you want to do to get better. At the same time, it was a great experience.”

“I think it’s going to be a little weird not having them [camera crew] around,” Danny Briere said. “Ask me the same question again in a few weeks to see if we like it better or not.”

Briere, of course, had a chance to be the hero Monday afternoon. He was awarded a penalty shot with 19.6 seconds remaining, but couldn’t sneak it by Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. On the previous play, Briere had a corner shot covered up by defenseman Ryan McDonagh. The Flyers could have chosen any player to take the penalty shot, but stuck with Briere.

“I wish I would have another crack, but it’s the way it is,” Briere said.

The Flyers played well, according to team chairman Ed Snider, but it just wasn’t enough. The Orange and Black outshot the Rangers 36-33 for the game and shut down New York’s lone power-play chance. However, the Flyers really struggled getting into the zone in the third period. They were outshot 16-10 in the third, as Jaromir Jagr sat on the bench with an injury.

The Flyers got goals from Giroux and Brayden Schenn (his first career NHL goal), while Mike Rupp (two goals) and Brad Richards lit the lamp for the Rangers.

“You see the crowd, you see how excited they were,” Snider said. “I only wish we could have given them a win.”


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