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The Rangers' Brad Richards battles for the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on October 24, 2013. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Rangers Ready For Battle On Flyers’ Home Ice, 3rd Shot At Emery

Calling himself a Band-Aid, backup goalie Ray Emery has held the Flyers together nicely. But the Blueshirts hope to get under his skin in Tuesday night’s Game 3.

04/22/2014

Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers checks Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers during the second period in Game 2 of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 20, 2014. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Can’t Allow Themselves To Lose Focus Like They Did In Game 2

The Rangers can’t allow themselves to be dragged into playing the Flyers’ brand of hockey.

04/21/2014

Brayden Schenn of the Philadelphia Flyers shoots on goalie Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers during the second period in Game 2 on April 20, 2014. The Flyers won 4-2. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

St. Louis Says Rangers Need To Turn It Up As Series Shifts To Philly

There goes home-ice advantage. Now the Blueshirts will need to steal a game from the Flyers as their best-of-seven playoff series heads to Philadelphia tied at one game apiece.

04/21/2014

Jakub Voracek #93 of the Philadelphia Flyers shoots the puck past goalie Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers for a goal during the first period in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 20, 2014 in New York. (credit: Getty Images)

Flyers Rally To Beat Rangers 4-2, Even Series

Luke Schenn scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and backup Ray Emery made 31 saves for the Philadelphia Flyers, who rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-2.

04/21/2014

Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Flyers Could Have Goalie Steve Mason Back For Game 2 Against Rangers

Mason took part in a goalie practice Friday at New York’s Chelsea Piers and said afterward that he is feeling better than he did a few days earlier. He has set his sights on playing Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

04/18/2014

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers (R) celebrates his game-winning goal in the third period along with Ryan McDonagh #27 (L) and Martin St. Louis #26 (C) in Game 1 of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 17, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Center Brad Richards Has Turned Back The Clock At 33

Expect Richards to continue putting in spirited performances and chipping in key goals and assists. At 33, Richards has turned back the clock.

04/18/2014

Brad Richards celebrates his goal in the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 at Madison Square Garden on April 17, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Richards Shines In Game 1 As Rangers Maintain Home Mojo Over Flyers

One down, three to go. The Blueshirts haven’t lost to Philadelphia at Madison Square Garden since March 6, 2011, outscoring the Flyers 35-10 in that span.

04/18/2014

Jakub Voracek #93 of the Philadelphia Flyers is taken down in the crease by Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers during the first period in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 17, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Score 3 In 3rd, Top Flyers In Opener 4-1

The New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-1 in the playoff opener on Thursday night to stretch their home-winning streak over the rival Flyers to nine games.

04/18/2014

Rangers winger Rick Nash (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

PHOTO: Rangers Fan Has Back Of Head Designed Like Rick Nash’s Face

We know that hockey fans are extremely devoted. But this? This might be a bit much.

04/17/2014

Travis Hamonic (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles’ Travis Hamonic: ‘I Don’t Think We’re Far Off At All’

“I don’t think we’re far off at all,” defenseman Travis Hamonic said. “I certainly believe in the group we have.”

04/17/2014

Rick Nash skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on March 26, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Is This Rick Nash’s Time To Shine? Rangers Hope So

This could be Nash’s chance to truly endear himself to Blueshirts fans by putting in some dominant performances against the hated Flyers, starting tonight.

04/17/2014

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Ready To Begin Stanley Cup Quest Against Bitter Rival Flyers

It doesn’t matter if these longtime rivals are in the Patrick, Atlantic, or newly formed Metropolitan Division, when New York and Philadelphia clash, it is every bit of a backyard brawl.

04/17/2014

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers (R) celebrates his game-winning goal at 18:18 of the third period along with Raphael Diaz #4 (L) against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden on April 10, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Battle With Flyers Just First Step For Much-Improved Rangers

This time, the Rangers are not burdened by an overbearing coach who specialized in wearing down his players instead of building them up.

04/16/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Martin Brodeur (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Jeter Hopes Devils Great Brodeur Gets To Go Out On His Terms

I mentioned to Derek Jeter the uncertainty of Martin Brodeur’s future, and the possibility that he could still play next year, but in another uniform. “Man, I hope not,” he said.

04/16/2014

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Flyers Encourage Fans To Unfriend Rangers Fans On Facebook

The Rangers-Flyers first-round playoff series is set to begin on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, but the nastiness has already begun.

04/16/2014

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