Bobrovsky Named Starting Goalie for Winter Classic

Plus: City Council welcomes some change for 2012, the Eagles end the season with another win, murder and Mummers kick off 2012 in Philly, and more of what the city is talking about today

Bob to Start Winter Classic at 3 p.m. The weather forecast pushed the puck drop of today’s Winter Classic back to 3 p.m., and Lavy has named Sergei Bobrovsky as the starting goaltender for the game against the Rangers. [FOX 29]

Change for City Council in 2012. Mayor Nutter and six new members of Philadelphia’s City Council are set to be sworn in during a ceremony at the Academy of Music today. The change marks the largest turnover for City Council since 1992 and includes the introduction of Darrell Clarke as the new Council President. [CBS 3]

Eagles Beat Washington, End Season on High Note. The Birds won four straight to end a disappointing season. Yesterday, the team’s 34-10 victory was a harsh reminder of what might have been. Also, DeSean Jackson apologized for how he handled his contract situation and hinted he may not wear Eagles green next season. [The 700 Level]

Six People Killed to Start 2012. Philly touted the highest murder rate amongst the nation’s 10 largest cities again in 2011. Things might not be changing for the better, either, as six people were murdered in the city on the first day of the new year. [Inquirer]

Mummers Parade Helps Philly Welcome 2012. One of Philly’s most festive traditions is to ring in the new year with fancy brigades and string bands. Yesterday proved no different as the city spent the day watching Mummers dance their way down Broad Street. [Inquirer]

Santorum’s Surge in Iowa. The former Pennsylvania senator has been picking up steam at the Iowa caucus. He finished last week on a strong note and is currently third in the polls, with Ron Paul in his sights. [CBS]