Flyers Lose Classic in Dramatic Fashion

Plus: A memo from a Corbett aide trash talks former guvs, Santorum is actually in this thing, Lurie has scheduled an afternoon presser, and more of what the city is buzzing about today

Flyers Drop Classic to Rangers in Dramatic Fashion. Somehow, the most publicized regular season hockey game of the year managed to live up to all the hype. The Flyers couldn’t squeak out a “W,” but Brayden Schenn scored his first career goal, Claude Giroux had a pretty tally of his own, and a penalty shot with less than 10 ticks left in regulation gave Danny Briere a chance to knot it up with virtually no time left. [The 700 Level]

Corbett Aide Sends Trash Talk Memo. Governor Corbett’s deputy chief of staff sent an internal e-mail that trumpets the governor’s accomplishments in his first year in office while ripping on past governors and current GOP leaders in other states. [FOX 29]

Santorum Practically Even With Romney and Paul. The first votes of the 2012 Presidential election come in the form of today’s Iowa caucus. The former Senator from Pennsylvania has gained momentum over the past few days and spoke at a pizza ranch last night where he chatted with Jim Gardner before addressing hundreds of members of the media. [6 ABC]

Jeffrey Lurie Schedules Afternoon Presser. The Eagles owner has scheduled a press conference for 2 p.m. today. Will he can Juan Castillo? Eh. Will he fire Andy Reid? Probably not. Will he field questions from a group of reporters equally as frustrated with the franchise as the rest of the city? You betcha. [Philadelphia Sports Daily]

Philadelphia School District Sends 1,400 Layoff Notices. After mailing out more than 800 pink slips in September, the Philadelphia School District has mailed out 1,400 more to members of Local 32BJ, Service Employees International Union. The District is facing an education budget crisis that has prompted additional cuts totaling $10 million in recent weeks. [Inquirer]

LCB Adds More Metal Detectors. Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board has decided that, in an effort to quell violence and unlawful incidents, bars with a history of disturbances should have someone with a metal detector wands screening patrons as they enter. [CBS 3]