The New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers line up...

The New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers line up for the national anthem and fly over before the Winter Classic. (Jan. 2, 2012) Credit: AP

PHILADELPHIA -- Police in Philadelphia are seeking the public's help in identifying three men involved in a fight between Flyers and Rangers fans outside a cheesesteak shop after Monday's Winter Classic hockey game.

Philadelphia police on Wednesday released an edited version of a YouTube video of the altercation, which ends with a Rangers fan lying stunned on the street.

Investigators say a man in a Flyers jersey is the main aggressor, throwing the first punch after a verbal dispute. Two other men join in the fight, which also involves a second Rangers fan.

Authorities say one victim needed stitches for his injuries. Family members told WNBC-TV that one victim is a Woodbridge Township, N.J., police officer and former Marine who served in Iraq.

-- AP

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