Claude Giroux and the Flyers open the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal playoff series with the New York Rangers on Thursday night. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography)
After three days of anticipation, the run to the Stanley Cup begins tonight. The Flyers first playoff game in two years comes on the road in Madison Square Garden.
The New York Rangers are the opponent, and while Game 1 is not a must-win game in terms of ending a season, the first game is the chance to make a big first impression. The Flyers would like to make a good first impression with their first win at MSG in three years. The opening face-off of the playoff opener is set for 7 p.m.