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Winter Classic Start Time Pushed Back

(credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Winter Classic scheduled for Monday has been pushed back by the NHL to 3 p.m.

The game between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers will be played at Citizens Bank Park. The NHL said Sunday the move was made because of a revised weather forecast that should offer optimal game conditions for players and fans.

The game was scheduled for 1 p.m. The gates will now open at 1 p.m.

Last year’s game at Pittsburgh was moved into prime time because of rain.

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