Light up the Empire State Building in black and orange! Going to be an interesting night at the Arena that Changes Names Every Five Minutes. The Flyers play the second of back-to-backs, after a resounding win in Montreal last night, and though they’re out of the playoff picture, there appears to be some fire in their game all of a sudden.
Rangers at Flyers.
Ya boys are 5-1-1 in their last seven as they visit Mr. Snider’s team, which would love nothing more than to hurt the Rangers’ playoff chances.
Same lineup, with Henrik Lundqvist in goal. Marc Staal (eye) and Derek Dorsett (clavicle) both skated today but remain out. Roman Hamrlik and Matt Gilroy are prucha’d
Meanwhile, a look at the race for the last three playoff spots in the East:
Points-Team (games remaining, home, away)
48-Senators (7, 5H, 2A): At Boston (pending makeup of postponed game), Carolina, Washington, Toronto, Pittsburgh, at Washington, Philadelphia.
47-Islanders (6, 1H, 5A): Florida, at Toronto, at Winnipeg, at Carolina, at Philadelphia, at Buffalo.
46-Rangers (7, 3H, 4A): At Philadelphia, Florida, at Buffalo, New Jersey, at Florida, at Carolina, New Jersey.
44-Winnipeg (6, 4H, 2A): Tampa Bay, Carolina, Islanders, at Buffalo, at Washington, Montreal.
42-Buffalo (5, 3H, 2A): at Boston, Rangers, at Pittsburgh, Winnipeg, Islanders.
40-New Jersey (6, 3H, 3A): at Philadelphia, Florida, at Rangers, Montreal, Pittsburgh, at Rangers.
Tonight’s games that matter: Rangers at Philadelphia, Florida at Islanders, Carolina at Ottawa, Tampa Bay at Winnipeg.
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