Apr 17, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery (29) makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers left wing Benoit Pouliot (67) during the second period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3: Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers Preview

Tonight the Philadelphia Flyers welcome the New York Rangers to the Wells Fargo Center for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The game begins at 8:00pm and will be televised on CNBC. The series is tied 1-1.

If the Flyers wish to take a lead in this series they will need a strong showing for 60 minutes tonight. Over the course of the first two games the Rangers have held the edge in terms of possession and shots while holding Emery under siege for long periods of time. Although the Flyers were able to steal a game in Madison Square Garden, they will need to be much better.

The Rangers have played well in both games of the series so far. They have held Claude Giroux to one assist and have generally kept the Flyers forwards in check. Henrik Lundqvist has been good, but not great. If the Rangers want to steal a game in Philadelphia they will need their all-world goaltender to play at his best.


-Ray Emery will start in goal for Philadelphia. Steve Mason is still listed as day-to-day and will be the back up tonight.

-At practice this morning Vincent Lecavalier was between Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds while Michael Raffl centered Adam Hall and Zac Rinaldo. Look for Vinny to center the second line.

-The Flyers will need to solve their home power play woes as the series shifts to Philly.

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