With the way the Flyers have played against the Rangers, the locale might not matter much. NY has dominated through five games en route to a 3-2 lead and can close out the series Tuesday night.
In danger of facing elimination heading back to Madison Square Garden, the Philadelphia Flyers are making a change between the pipes for Friday’s Game 4 of their first-round series with the Rangers. It’s Steve Mason’s net, again.
The new NHL comes to life when the puck drops on Tuesday night. Four brand spanking new divisions (some with geographically confusing names) will be introduced. From there, it should be chaos as usual.
Colin McDonald scored two goals, Josh Bailey tallied the clinching score in the shootout and the Islanders won again on the road, coming up with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
The Islanders had a bit of a morose look on their faces as they left the ice Monday. If you had seen the previous 60 minutes of hockey you would have had a pretty good understanding of why.
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The Devils hope Claude Giroux has already played his last game of the season.
The NHL has suspended the Flyers’ Claude Giroux for one game following a hit on the New Jersey Devils Dainius Zubrus in Sunday’s game.
They can no longer be ignored, brushed aside or considered as some kind of annoying afterthought. A year after they finished out of the playoffs completely, the New Jersey Devils are one game away from playing in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Devils took Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and are a win away from reaching the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Devils have neutralized the Flyers’ once-dominant powerplay and won the physical battles through three series games.
The Flyers took advantage over the Devils in the Eastern Conference semifinals as Danny Briere scored the Game 1 overtime winner.
An ignited top line could be the final ingredient needed for the Rangers to make a deep playoff run.
The Rangers will head into Sunday’s divisional battle with the Flyers in first place in the Atlantic Division — and more importantly, first in the Eastern Conference.