The Flyers have no doubt they will be back at MSG one more time with their season on the line. The Blueshirts will do their best to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Steve Mason stopped 37 shots in his first start of the series, Matt Read and Jakub Voracek scored and the Philadelphia Flyers evened their first-round matchup against the New York Rangers with a 2-1 win in Game 4 on Friday 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.
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.
It’s been 17 years since the Rangers and Flyers met in the playoffs. There’s a sense of enormity brewing ahead of what should be a memorable, tightly fought, blood-and-guts kind of series.
Question the collective talent of this team? Go ahead, be my guest. That’s entirely fair. Question their collective desire? That’s a different story altogether.
Derek Stepan lifted the Rangers past the Columbus Blue Jackets in overtime. The Blueshirts won 3-2 in an entertaining and controversial game.