Your boys on a one-game losing streak, play the second of a three-game trip that concludes with the Hyper Bowl Monday. This is the final game of 2011.
Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal. Otherwise the lineup is the same, which means Sean Avery (on waivers en route to another stint in Connecticut with the AHL Whale) and Erik Christensen are prucha’d.
If the Islanders are indeed interested in Avery, then clearly they are doing it for the clown factor more than anything else … because they could have had him at a quarter of the cap hit earlier and didn’t. What changed? Has Avery become a better player by not playing? Or have the Islanders improved to the point where they’re one agitator away?
And as for the Bergen Record report about the incident at the morning skate in Buffalo, there was a little bit more to it than that.
In case you missed it, tomorrow’s Alumni game between the Rangers and Flyers old-timers has been switched from 1 p.m. to a 3 p.m. start because of a poor weather forecast earlier in the day. It’s on Versus, which is also changing its name on Monday.
Tonight, Central Park and all of mid-town Manhattan, including Times Square, will be bathed in Flyers orange lights. They are going to paint Broadway orange, too. All of New York City’s restaurants will be serving only cheesesteaks to honor the Flyers and Monday’s game in Philly. And the George Washington and Brooklyn bridges will be renamed the Ben Franklin and Walt Whitman bridges. The Rocky statue is going to replace Ralph Kramden at the Port Authority.
Also, the Flyers logo will be stuck on the Waterford crystal ball that will drop at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Bobby Clarke will fill in for Dick Clark.
Oh, and jerseys and wool hats are for sale. Not on sale. For sale.