New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Tip-off: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – 7:30 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers haven’t been able to find their forms of 2011-12 during this lockout-shortened hockey season. YouWager experts point out how each of these teams are having a very hard time making it to the NHL playoffs.
However, what’s still the same is both teams’ good luck in the head-to-head series, and tonight New York will go for their 11th win in 12 meetings as the clubs open crucial stretches.
The Rangers (15-13-3) haven’t been able to develop any consistency a season after reaching the Eastern Conference finals, falling 3-2 in a shootout versus the Washington Capitals on Sunday to give them a 2-4-1 mark in the last seven. The New York team was however able to move into the final postseason spot in the East, though coach John Tortorella wasn’t encouraged.
New York begins a three-game road trip tonight and follows the contest with games versus fellow East playoff contenders Ottawa Senators on Thursday and the Montreal canadiens on Saturday.
The Rangers have kept doing that versus the Flyers this season, winning two of three matchups. New York has outscored Philadelphia 41-18 in taking 10 of 11 from their Atlantic Division foes.
The Flyers (13-16-2) are in 13th place, five points behind the Rangers. Philadelphia fell 2-1 in overtime versus the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.
Philadelphia’s Ilya Bryzgalov has gone 1-7-0 with a 3.70 GAA in his last eight starts versus the Rangers.