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giroux laid it across. voracek shot. big scramble there. the whistle is blown. >> eddie: beautiful pass by claude giroux all the way across to jakub voracek. watch ryan mcdonagh come right into the crease. right into your vantage point right there. very close to ryan mcdonagh. put that hand over that puck in the crease. >> pierre: look at that scramble. >> eddie: the puck barely under the pads of henrik lundquist. have they called a penalty shot? >> mike e.: you had all the evidence you might need for one. >> eddie: when i could clearly see ryan mcdonagh put his hand
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on that puck. you could slap it out. but you cannot closure hand on it. it is a penalty shot. i could not see from that vantage point that he put his hand on the puck in the crease. >> mike e.: danny briere on the ice at the time will take it. briere against lundquist. save, lundquist! with 19.6 to go. >> eddie: briere picked up this puck. lundquist out. trying to go between the legs and the reaction of henrik lundquist. briere had it up the ice.
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>> pierre: time for the flyers, big faceoff here. >> mike e.: net empty. extra attacker for the flyers. carle is there. it's broken up. ripped across for voracek. fired wide at the gate. collision with giroux. covering up is carle. another try by voracek. that held high. the rangers have won it! what a finish. final minute penalty shot
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awarded. stopped. more around the front of the net as the horn sounded. we see zeros on the clock. rangers gather around henrik lundquist to celebrate two points in the standings for the first place team in the eastern conference, new york rangers. >> eddie: three straight goals. distribution with guys like rupp, brandon prust, john mitchell and the game-winning goal by the big eight brad richards. >> mike e.: the winning goaltender henrik lundquist with
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pierre. >> pierre: all the things you've done with in your career, especially the winning goal in 2006, where does this measure up? >> this is amazing. from the get-go, yesterday coming in practice great atmosphere. going into this game and finding a good balance. you want to be focused and do your job. same time you want to be able to enjoy it. that's a tough thing, but it was great. >> pierre: it was never easy for your team. especially when you were down 2-0. did you thing, i better not let in another goal? >> yeah. they came hard five, ten minutes. when they scored the second one, you could feel the next one is going to be huge. rupp scored big goals for us there. we came back at it. just a great game fours. i hope the fans enjoyed it. >> pierre: thanks for your time and enjoy tonight. >> thanks very much. >> pierre: doc? >> mike e.: 35 shots by the flyers. 33 stops by henrik lundquist in the victory. there was a combined total of 68 shots on goal today.
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the nhl foundation is contributing $13,600 to ronald mcdonnell house charities. and the 2012 honda pilot valued at approximately $41,630 goes to the ronald mcdonald house in new york. for the nhl foundation and honda, the biggest assist happens off the ice. 60 eventful minutes, 3-2 rangers, bob costas. >> bob: all right, doc. a final aerial shot always such arresting images from the winter classic. rangers down 2-0 come back to win it 3-2. it's the fourth time in five winter classics that the road team has won it. only the bruins in 2010 managed to win at home at fenway park. that will do it for now from philadelphia. the nfl playoffs begin saturday with a wild card double-header on nbc. in game one, bengals take on the texans. in primetime, lions faceoff
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against drew brees and the saints. "football night america" begins 4:00 eastern, 1:00 pacific. coming up immediately on the nbc sports network, the premiere of "cold war on ice." eight games featuring some of the great players and unforgettable characters. "cold war on ice" next on the nbc sports network. once again, the final score here in philadelphia, rangers win it over the flyers 3-2. so long, everybody. -- captions by vitac --
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>> live, local, late-breaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news at 6:00. >> happy new year, everyone. i am donna hamilton. >> after relatively mild december, it seems the new year's has brought must -- much colder temperatures. >> winter storm warnings in effect in different parts of the state. we will check in with tom
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tasselmyer. >> you can almost see the arctic air on the hd doppler. as it moves across the date -- the great lakes, it picks up moisture and dumps it downwind of the great lakes in fort -- in the form of snow showers. east of chicago and off of lake erie, of lake ontario, working its way toward western maryland as well. the cold air is pouring into our state and the temperatures are falling. load 20's in western maryland, down around freezing air baltimore. everybody is going to get quite cold, the coldest air we have seen since last winter. the chills will not bottom out until sometime tomorrow. more details in the forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> winter has definitely a arrived in western maryland. here is a picture from the creek where there is plenty of snow on the second day of 2012. -- a picture from deep creek.
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we invite you to share your winter weather photos on our website, you can track cold temperatures plus follow winter weather alerts on facebook. >> now to our big story tonight, baltimore city reported 196 homicides last year, the lowest murder rate in more than three decades. >> last year's number is a major step in the right direction. does that number need to be put into context with the city's shrinking population? david collins joins us live with a look at the numbers. >> we crunched census data and 11 historically high crime neighborhoods and discovered a 42% drop in population.
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the easiest to be some of the meanest streets in east baltimore, but not any longer. overall, violent crime in the city declined by 12% in 2011. non fatal shootings drop by 9%. an analysis of population trends in the 11 -- in 11 east baltimore neighborhood may provide a clip -- may provide a clue. many residents have noticed the exodus. they credit neighborhood revitalization of breivik -- revitalization efforts by a johns hopkins. >> i have seen how johns hopkins has taken care of this neighborhood, and we have seen the crime rate dropped so much. >> from patterson park on up, yes, crime is down, most definitely. john thompson has a lot to do
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with it. >> according to lot -- johns hopkins has a lot to do with it. overall crime in baltimore city dropped by 6% in 2011. juvenile arrests declined 25%. prop. climb -- property crime decreased 4%. not necessarily increased patrols or crime camera technology could be the reason. >> in my personal opinion, the people downtown have really dropped the ball on this city. >> there are signs of hope. a new school is slated for this deserted corner. elementary school students left wish list. a first grader rides, "my wish for the new school is a library." a new playground, computer equipment, and the most
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profound? my hope for the new school is a bright future. >> in a written statement, the baltimore city police commissioner says he plans to invest more in crime camera technology and foot patrols to targeted neighborhoods, to go after violent offenders and guns. david collins, wbal-tv 11 news. >> we will be right back. >> we will be right back. not yet. i want to buy used but how do you know what you're really getting. check out carmax. all their used cars are guaranteed. that's where henderson found the one for him. way to go, henderson. finding the perfect car is easy at carmax because each car is carefully selected, inspected, thoroughly reconditioned and backed with a five-day money back guarantee so come find the one for you today, at carmax.
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december sun -- an unseasonably warm december is giving way to cooler temperatures. >> lowell melser is like downtown with how the city's most gullible residents can keep warm. -- most vulnerable residents can keep warm. >> just yesterday we were wearing life jackets. today, heavy jackets, gloves, and hats as those temperatures continue to plummet. the baltimore health department has issued a code blue at least until tomorrow night. shelters like the one behind me will be open for those who need them. they are reminding folks to be careful of the next couple of years. -- over the next couple of days. it is packed, but not full. many a baltimore's homeless taking a advantage of the code blue status issue because of the dangerous drop in temperature. linda trotter's message is clear for those thinking of seeking shelter. x don't stay in abandoned
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buildings. don't stay any place that does not have heat or set conditions. >> nine other emergency shelters will be open. those for men only include the american rescue workers on south hanover st., helping out mission on east baltimore streetscaping, mcvets, and prisoners' aid. for men and women, the rescue mission on north-central is open. shelters for women and children include christ lutheran place on south -- >> street, blue house on north calvert, sarah's hope and terrace home on east baltimore street. >> ever since the city of baltimore has started, the code blue status and the 24-hour shelters, our numbers for hypothermia have plummeted. >> the shelters are more important than ever. that provides services that the homeless can take advantage of
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while keeping warm. >> they have access to hot meals, hot showers, case management services, outreach services. we have opened about 13 agencies in the city of baltimore to help provide access to benefits, housing, and jobs. >> the baltimore city health department reminds you to wear a multiple layers of loose fitting clothing and to wear a head covering like a hat. keep space heaters and candles away from flammable materials. drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol. also, check on the elderly and the sick. >> for more information on the shelters and how to keep safe from the cold weather, you can log onto our website, lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now, your insta-weather forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> the cold is going to be with us for another 24-48 hours or so.
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the second half of the week, it will warm up quite a bit. arctic air spilling across the great lakes producing lake enhanced snow showers. all the way down to the mounds of north carolina, a flurry or two could across central and eastern maryland as well. the emphasis will be on the cold. 19 right now in oakland, freezing in hagerstown. 30's ram baltimore. -- around baltimore. 21-29 for the overnight low with a west wind pushing wind chills down to near 10 by late tonight. we have a chance for a flurry here, but snow showers more substantial out in allegheny and garrett counties. winter storm warnings are in effect, 67 inches of snow possible in western allegheny and garrett county. great news for the snow resorts.
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high pressure centered all across the central part of the country, pushing that called into the east. when a high-pressure system passes by, another warm-up will get underway. by the weekend, it could climb to close to 50 again. barely 32 tomorrow. it could be the first time since february that we have stayed below freezing for several areas. scattered flurries and still quite cold on wednesday. partly cloudy with a warming trend beginning thursday in to friday, up to 51 saturday. a few rain showers possible saturday evening. >> this is 11 sports. >> nothing feels better today for the ravens than having a chance to wait for a home playoff game. this year there has been an emphasis on running. joe flacco was quite efficient yesterday in cincinnati. ray rice was positively explosive. 24 carries 191 yards, two touchdowns.
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a spread at the end of the first .rive of the graigame they had more than 25 rushing attempts. that is the winning formula. you saw yesterday in cincinnati. after the second touchdown run by ray rice, the bengals never did quite catch up. dramatic to the end, when cincinnati's hail mary came up empty. bring the playoffs back to baltimore for the first time since 2006. >> we are doing it for all the people in baltimore. we will go back home with a win. at the end of the game, maybe some of you guys heard this outside the locker room. ray said the same thing, it was baltimore. on behalf of the players come and just so the fans know how much our players appreciate our fans.
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>> a quick entry update from pittsburg. cornyn and hall does need knee surgery and is out for the playoffs.
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>> baltimore city has recorded his lowest homicide rate in more than 30 years. but could the shrinking population be a major factor? we will crunch the numbers. how the ravens win yesterday is a huge win for the city. that is
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>> the cold air is back. tomorrow barely getting to freezing. many areas will stay below that. wednesday, a couple of floors, but then another warming trend. >> -- a couple of flurries. >> thanks for joining us. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute
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