Who wins the first round playoff matchup between Rangers and Flyers?

Rangers Sweep

Flyers Sweep

Rangers in 5, 6, or 7

Flyers in 5, 6, or 7

Stats To Chew On

Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Biron have been the league's best goaltending tandem

Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Biron have been the league's best goaltending tandem

- The Rangers are 9-1-0 with Jeff Woywitka in the lineup, 6-0-0 with Andre Deveaux in the lineup and 4-0-0 with Sean Avery in the lineup.  The Blueshirts are also 6-1-3 with Mike Sauer in the lineup.

- The Rangers rank first in the NHL in goals against per game.  The Blueshirts rank 13th in goals scored, 21st on the power play and sixth on the penalty kill.

- During its six-game winning streak New York has allowed just nine goals.  During the streak the Blueshirts are just 4-28 on the power play.

- Henrik Lundqvist is 6-3-3 with a 2.14 GAA and a .933 save percentage.  Martin Biron is 3-0-0 with a .95 GAA and a .963 save percentage.

- The G.A.S. line has eight goals and 14 assists since being united six games ago.  During that period Marian Gaborik has four goals and three assists, Artem Anisimov has one goal and six assists and Derek Stepan has three goals and five assists.

- The Rangers’ early season penalty issues seem to be behind them.  The team has been shorthanded just 15 times in its last six games.

- Avery has not taken a minor penalty in four games since his recall.  Avery has five penalty minutes from a fighting major.

- The Blueshirts haven’t lost a game this season when they’ve outshot their opponent.  The Blueshirts have averaged just 25.7 shots per game, 28th in the league.

- Gaborik has put 69 shots on net, two behind James Neal for the NHL lead.

- New York has scored only 12 second period goals, tied for the third-fewest in the league.

- New York has allowed only seven first period goals, tied for the fewest in the league.

- New York has scored three four-on-four goals this season, tied for the most in the league.

- Michael Del Zotto has finally surrendered the team lead in plus/minus.  DZ is a plus-7, but Ryan McDonagh is plus-9 and Gaborik is plus-8.  McDonagh is tied for seventh in the leagueSteve Eminger is a team-worst minus-5.

- Brandon Dubinsky has 47 penalty minutes, tied for fourth-most in the NHL.

- Dan Girardi leads the Rangers with 38 blocked shots.  He’s tied with Ryan Suter for most average ice-time at 27:46.  McDonagh is 11th in the league at 25:15.

- Brian Boyle has one goal and four assists in his last 30 games.

- The Rangers are 5-1-1 at Madison Square Garden. 

- Which forwards does Coach John Tortorella trust most?  Brad Richards is seventh in the NHL in ice-time among forwards at 21:29 per game and Ryan Callahan is ninth at 21:06.

- Richards has five goals and seven assists and is on pace for 27 goals and 38 assists.  Would you be happy with those numbers?


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