Forget the almost goals in the loss to Philadelphia yesterday, the Rangers have another chance at the Flyers today at Madison Square Garden.
Every game from here on out has playoff implications.
Had they won yesterday, the Rangers could have been tied for fifth, but right now sit in eighth place. John Tortorella is 4-3-1 with the Rangers and, given Nikolai Zherdev’s reaction to his benching in Nashville, the honeymoon is over. The Rangers were 1-2 on their road trip, and home ice must look pretty sweet.
Henrik Lundqvist will start in goal, and the lineup is expected to be the same even if Tortorella tinkers with the lines again. I’ll be back after the game with quotes and notes.
UPDATE 12:37: Torts has switched up the lines again, and will start Naslund-Drury-Antropov and Mara-Rozsival. The Flyers are sitting goalie Martin Biron and have put Antero Niittymaki in front of the net.