NHL Lockout: New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers Unite for Charity Game

November 17th, 2012 by Tom Urtz Jr Leave a reply »
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers may be bitter rivals, but they are going to team up to play a hockey game next week even though there is an NHL lockout.

It will not be a league-sanctioned game, but it will be a game with a cause more important than the end of the NHL lockout.

Millions of people in the Tri-State Area were affected by Hurricane Sandy, and their lives have been forever altered. While many NHL players decided to go overseas to play in the KHL, Brad Richards has remained in New York, and he has been a pillar of support for the local community.

Brad Richards' service to New York the last two weeks has been extraordinary. Seeks no attention, deserves admiration.

— Chris Botta (@ChrisBottaNHL) November 17, 2012 Richards and his teammates have also participated in hockey clinics in the community and other local affairs to help raise funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Word broke in the New York Post that a charity game was going to be played involving the Rangers, Flyers and some other NHL players who lived in the affected areas. 

Richards and Scott Hartnell will each captain a team ...

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