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The scene: Yankee Stadium for Rangers-Devils NHL outdoor game

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Yankee Stadium hosts an NHL outdoor game between the Rangers and Devils.

The historic House That Ruth Built hosted 50,105 fans for its first NHL game. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

By John Rolfe

The second of the NHL’s four Stadium Series outdoor games featured an installment of the Battle of the Hudson, with New York’s Broadway Blueshirts heading north to the Bronx for a little game of shinny against the Devils, their neighboring rivals from New Jersey. This event promised to be more like this year’s frozen, snowy Winter Classic in Ann Arbor than Saturday night’s tilt at balmy Dodger Stadium. The temperatures hovered around 20 degrees or below for the duration of the afternoon with the wind chill made it feel like a brisk five. Some snow flurries added to the ambience, though the start of the game was delayed by sun glare that NHL officials said jeopardized the saftety of the players. Here’s a selection of tweets, photos and other wonderment from the Rangers’ 7-3 victory. The recap and box score is here.

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Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers shake hands after their outdoor game at Yankee Stadium.

It wasn’t a good day to be in a goalie as the two teams set an outdoor game scoring mark. (Getty Images)

Derek Stepan and the Rangers celebrate a goal against the Devils at Yankee Stadium.

Derek Stepan’s penalty shot tally capped the Rangers’ blitz. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Fans at the NHL Rangers-Devils outdoor game at Yankee Stadium

Snow flurries added a nice touch to the proceedings, though Devils fans may think otherwise. (Getty Images)

Martin Brodeurof the New Jersey Devils at NHL outdoor game at Yankee Stadium.

Martin Brodeur’s day ended early as the Devils made their first in-game goalie switch of the season. (Al Tielemans/SI)

Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils vs. the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium.

Martin Brodeur had a devil of a time keeping the puck out of his net and was pulled. ( Brian Babineau/Getty Images)

As temperatures and snow began to fall, the action the ice stayed hot with five first-period goals. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

As temperatures and snow began to fall, the action the ice stayed hot with five first-period goals. (Getty Images)

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes play the NHL outdoor game at Yankee Stadium between the Devils and Rangers.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes weathered the cold, but the Rockettes had to cancel. (Getty Images)

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in NHL outdoor game at Yankee Stadium.

Seeing red: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was victimized three times in the first period. (Getty Images)

Patrik Elias and the Devils celebrate a goal in their NHL outdoor game at Yankee Stadium.

Patrik Elias (center) came out hot, scoring the Devils’ first two goals. (Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers in NHL outdoor game at Yankee Stadium.

The stage was set for another rugged installment of the New York-area rivalry. (Getty Images)

Drums and bagpipes play at the NHL outdoor game at Yankee Stadium

Nice day to be running around without pants. (Brian Babineau/Getty Images)

Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium
The Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh skates during warm-ups. (Bruce Bennett//Getty Images)
Martin Brodeur leads the New Jersey Devils into Yankee Stadium for their NHL outdoor game vs. the New York Rangers.

Devils goalie Martin Brodeur entered to cheers, drums and bagpipes. (Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

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The Yankee Stadium concourse is packed by fans for the NHL outdoor game between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils.

Yankee Stadium’s concourse looks like a decent place to stay warm. (Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

New Jersey Devils fans at Yankee Stadium outdoor game.

Devils fans who were in high spirits had their mood dampened as the game wore on. (Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

The cast of Jersey Boys performs at the NHL outdoor game at Yankee Stadium

The cast of Jersey Boys tried to warm up the crowd during a sun glare delay. (Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

Fans arriving at Yankee Stadium for Devils-Rangers outdoor game.

The hardy souls¬† at Yankee Stadium for today’s game are in for a bright but chilly afternoon. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

New Jersey Devils practice at Yankee Stadium

The Devils’ morning skate in frosty Yankee Stadium. (Rich Graessle/Icon SMI)

Yankee Stadium set up for the 2014 NHL Stadium Series outdoor game between New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils

As a cold New York day dawned, Yankee Stadium was ready for the game. (Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

  • Published On Jan 26, 2014
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