By Tom Dougherty | @FFTomDougherty

Brayden Schenn couldn’t have imagined a better way to score his first career goal than the way he did Monday. During the second period of the Winter Classic against the New York Rangers, Schenn pushed the Flyers to a 1-0 lead when he buried a rebound into an empty net.

His celebration was priceless. Schenn gave a fist pump before leaping into the boards with excitement of scoring his first career goal, but also knowing he gave his team a 1-0 lead in the NHL’s biggest regular season game.

Unfortunately, the Flyers ended up losing 3-2 to the Rangers.

But for Schenn, his performance in the Classic was his best showing in the orange and black. The 20-year-old center finished the game as a plus-one with one goal, and winning 75 percent of his faceoffs in 13 minutes of ice time.

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