The Daily News' Frank Seravalli caught up with CineSport's Noah Coslov to preview the 2012 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in a video chat.
Here's a few other nuggets leading into the most anticipated regular season game on the NHL schedule:
DEGENERATE SPECIAL: For our gambling friends out there, here are a few prop bets that may get your juices flowing this weekend, courtesy of Bovada.lv.
How long will it take Patti LaBelle to sing the national anthem?
Over/Under: 2 minutes and 25 seconds
Will there be rain or snow during the 2012 Winter Classic?
What will be the game time temperature at the start of the 2012 Winter Classic?
Over/Under: 43 degrees Fahrenheit (6 Celsius)
Will there be a weather-related delay during the 2012 Winter Classic?
Who will win the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game?
New York Rangers -110
Philadelphia Flyers -110
How Many Goals will be scored in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game?
Who will score more goals in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Alumni Game?
Bobby Clarke +115
Glenn Anderson -145
Mark Howe Even
Brian Leetch -130
Bill Barber +110
Mike Gartner -140
Eric Lindros -130
Mark Messier Even
John LeClair -110
Adam Graves -110
Jeremy Roenick -140
Nick Kypreos +110
Will an outdoor NHL game be held in Canada in the 2012-2013 Season?
DON'T FORGET CHARITY: As we move into 2012 this weekend, try not to forget giving back. There will be two worthwhile charities setup in the humongous spectator plaza (which does not require a ticket) on Citizens Bank Way at the ballpark.
Alex's Lemonade Stand, a charity with local roots, will have two different booths setup for donations. They are being run by childhood heroes and their families, dealing with or having survived cancer, who are huge hockey fans.
Also, the NHL will be holding a hockey equipment donation drive to gather used (but serviceable) equipment for youth hockey programs, like the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation in Philadelphia, that service underprivileged boys and girls.