The Philadelphia Flyers (8-11-3) will head to Madison Square Garden to seek revenge on the New York Rangers (10-8-4) after being shutout in back-to-back games in just over a week.
The scoreboard read 3-0, but the game felt much worse as the Flyers were completely outworked and outplayed by the Rangers yesterday.
Don't be surprised to see a new-look lineup for today's game, we'll keep you updated on any changes.
The only real bright spot for the Flyers yesterday was their 2nd line of Michael Raffl, Scott Laughton and Wayne Simmonds who dominated possession despite mediocre zone starts.
Pierre-Eduoard Bellemare and Vincent Lecavalier each played less than 7 minutes at even strength, the lowest on the team and were severely outplayed
The Rangers are lead by a resurgent Rick Nash, who scored a shorthanded goal assisted by Ryan McDonagh who returned from injury in time for Friday's matinee. Martin St. Louis also netted a goal and an assist, picking up his 1000th point in the process. Young center Derek Stepan picked up assists on all 3 goals in the 3-0, 26 save shutout for Cam Talbot.
This will be the 3rd meeting between the two teams, but just the first time with Henrik Lundqvist between the pipes.
- Power Play: Flyers (9th, 21.2%), Rangers (21st, 16.4%)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (28th, 73.7%), Rangers (16th, 81.1%)
- Corsi For: Flyers (25th, 47.7%), Rangers (19th, 49.9%)
- This is the third of four meetings between these two teams, with the Flyers yet to score a goal in 2-0 and 3-0 shutout losses.
Flyers scratches: Chris VandeVelde, Carlo Colaiacovo, Luke Schenn
Flyers Projected Lineup
Line 1: Brayden Schenn-Claude Giroux-Jake Voracek
Line 2: Michael Raffl-Scott Laughton-Wayne Simmonds
Line 3: R.J. Umberger-Sean Couturier-Matt Read
Line 4: Zac Rinaldo-Pierre-Edouard Bellemare-Vincent Lecavlier
D-Pair 1: Nick Grossmann-Mark Streit
D-Pair 2: Braydon Coburn-Andrew MacDonald
D-Pair 3: Michael Del Zotto-Nick Schultz
Goalie: Ray Emery
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