New York Rangers @
Sunday, 12:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Center
Rangers Record: 41-32-5
Flyers Record: 46-22-10
Tomorrow afternoon, Apr. 3, the Rangers travel to
Philadelphia to take on the Flyers. The Rangers, riding a two-game losing streak,
look to strengthen their playoff position with a win. The Rangers currently sit
in eighth place after the Buffalo Sabres picked up a point on Saturday night,
and only lead the ninth-place Carolina Hurricanes by a single point. The Flyers
are currently sitting in second place in the Eastern Conference, after being
overtaken for the top spot by the Washington Capitals on Saturday.
This is the final meeting of the regular season between the
Flyers and the Rangers. Their most recent match-up was a seven-goal explosion
by the Rangers at home. That game, however, was the Rangers’ only win against
the Flyers this season, as Philadelphia took the first four games of the season
On Saturday, the Rangers assigned forward Mats Zuccarello to
the Connecticut Whale. With essentially the entire lineup back to health (save
long-term injuries to forwards Derek Boogaard, Chris Drury and Alex Frolov),
there was no need to carry an extra forward. Zuccarello has been struggling as
of late, and hopefully a stint with the Whale will be just what he needs to get
into playoff form.
The Flyers are dealing with injuries to forwards Ian
Laperriere and Jody Shelley and defenseman Oskars Bartulis. In response, they
called up defenseman Danny Syvret from their AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms.
The Rangers and Flyers face off at 12:30 in the NBC Game of
the Week, so be sure to watch what is sure to be a passion- and energy-filled