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Flyers- 0- Rangers- 2- Post-Game Recap

November 20th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Flyers- 0- Rangers- 2- Post-Game Recap | Filed in Flyers, Hockey

Rick Nash celebrating a second-period goal (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)



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Flyers vs Rangers Playoff Preview

April 16th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Flyers vs Rangers Playoff Preview | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

As we exit the NHL Regular Season and enter into the playoffs, the Flyers have a lot of question marks going forward. On the flip side, they also have some things in their favor as well heading into Thursday night’s bout with New York at MSG. Let’s look at the series as a whole.


Series Schedule- Date/Location/Time/Channel (all times EST)

04/17- @ New York- 07:00 PM- CSN
04/20- @ New York- 12:00 PM- NBC
04/22- @ Philly- 08:00 PM- CSN
04/25- @ Philly- 07:00 PM- CSN
04/27- @ New York- 12:00 PM- NBC (if necessary)
04/29- @ Philly- TBA- CSN (if necessary)
04/30- @ New York- TBA- CSN (if necessary)

Despite posting a winning record (23-22-3), last season (2012-13) was one to forget for Philadelphia in the lockout-shortened season; as they missed the postseason for just the second time in the span of the past 16 seasons. Interim head coach Craig Berube has to feel good about that, as well as his club’s overall improvement(s) within this season as well; as they began the season at just 0-3, and were just 3-8 one month in. Since November 1st, Philly’s gone 39-22-10.

Alain Vigneault is in his first year as Rangers’ head coach, having previously coached two Canadian NHL teams in Vancouver (2006-2013) and Montreal (1997-2001). Vigneault has had success as coach, not just in the regular season either, as he took the 2011 Canucks three years ago to the Finals; before eventually bowing to Boston.


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Philadelphia Flyers (23-18-4) vs. New York Rangers (23-20-3)- Game Preview, Breakdown, Injury Report and Predictions

January 13th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Philadelphia Flyers (23-18-4) vs. New York Rangers (23-20-3)- Game Preview, Breakdown, Injury Report and Predictions | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

The Flyers, in a back-to-back scenario, face off tonight against the rival Rangers at MSG in an attempt to bounce back after a close, yet tough 6-3 loss vs. Tampa yesterday afternoon. In the process, Tampa ended Philadelphia’s 10-game home winning streak with the win. Philadelphia fired 38 shots yesterday at Tampa goalie Anders Lindback, and although they lit the lamp on three occasions they had numerous chances that they couldn’t thread the needle on. On the flip side, Flyers’ starter Steve Mason played poorly, giving up five goals on just 17 shots. Eventually he was replaced by backup Ray Emery, who stopped the seven shots that came his way.

New York has gone 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and has turned their season around in the process. Both teams have an equal amount of wins this year (23), while New York has two more losses (20 to 18) than Philadelphia does. Emery will get the start on the back-to-back, despite playing briefly yesterday, while Henrik Lundqvist, as usual, will get the start for New York.

This is the second match-up of the season out of four between these two division rivals. Philadelphia beat the Rangers 2-1 at home on October 24th. The two teams will play again, at Philly and New York, in the span of three weeks in March. In the first match-up, Mason played spectacular and made 30 saves on 31 shots for the game. New York only trails Philly by a point in the Metropolitan Standings (50 to 49).

Lundqvist is 25-12-3 in his career vs. Philadelphia with a save percentage of .914. Philadelphia is just 3/19 on the man advantage in the past five games. Wayne Simmonds scored the lone power play goal for Philadelphia in the loss yesterday against Tampa. The problem for New York this season has been their goal scoring, or a lack thereof. They rank 23rd in the NHL this season in goals for, while they’re a middle of the pack defensive team, as far as goals against (14th).

On the flip side, Philadelphia’s problems primarily are dumb penalties, lack of discipline, and at times defensive mistakes, breakdowns and turnovers. They rank first in the league in penalty minutes (708), although, despite the lack of discipline, they rank sixth in the league on the penalty kill with a percentage of 84.8. New York’s power play this season has been an improved area, as they rank sixth at 21.3%. They rank right behind Philadelphia on the penalty kill, as they rank eighth at 84.7%.


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