Flyers at Rangers, Game 80: Notes, Lineups, And How To Watch

Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers / Rich Graessle/GettyImages

The Flyers are at Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers in their final road game of the season.

Beating New York has not been an easy task for Philadelphia. They have lost seven straight, dating back to 2022. They haven’t been getting dominated this season, but they need to find a way to beat this Rangers team. Their last outing was a wild 6-5 overtime loss for the Flyers. Seven goals were scored in the third period, with the Rangers scoring four goals on eight shots.

Philadelphia Flyers 

There’s not much to say at this point. The Flyers need a massive amount of help to stay alive. Amid an eight-game losing streak, Philadelphia has now taken control out of their hands. They are four points behind the Islanders, who have a game in hand, and two points behind the Capitals, who also have a game in hand. Washington also owns the tiebreaker between the two. The Flyers are one point behind the Penguins and Red Wings, with Pittsburgh holding the tiebreaker.

It’s not easy to say against a team Philadelphia can’t seem to beat, but they have to find a way to get off to a good start. They also need numerous players to break out of lengthy slumps. Scoring has been an issue during this stretch as the Flyers are being outscored 42-18 and are coming off an embarrassing 9-3 thrashing from the Canadiens.

Scoring hasn’t been the only issue as goaltending has struggled. Sam Ersson has been overworked due to the Flyers not having a solution behind him. That much has been admitted. Philadelphia also wouldn’t be here without his play earlier in the season. Ivan Fedotov is still adjusting to playing in North America and has been thrown into a tough challenge. This collapse almost seemed inevitable, but it’s still a major disappointment.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Tyson Foerster - Morgan Frost - Owen Tippett

Joel Farabee - Scott Laughton - Travis Konecny

Olle Lycksell - Ryan Poehling - Garnet Hathaway

Noah Cates - Sean Couturier - Bobby Brink

Cam York - Travis Sanheim

Nick Seeler - Jamie Drysdale

Marc Staal - Erik Johnson

Sam Ersson

New York Rangers

Anything you say about the Flyers, it’s the exact opposite of the Rangers. Despite losing their last game, New York has gone 8-2-0 over their last 10 games and has had a comfortable lead for what feels like most of the season. Carolina has been chasing them for the top spot in the division, but they’ve never feared for their playoff lives. They were the first team to clinch after beating the Flyers in their last outing.

They’ve been led by Artemi Panarin, who has 46 goals and 116 points, good for fourth in the entire league. It’s the first 40-goal campaign of his career and the first time he’s broken the century mark. The 32-year-old has put on an impressive season, even if there have been plenty of others around the league. He has the Rangers primed for a playoff run. Secondary scoring has picked up a bit behind him. Chris Kreider (39), Alexis Lafreniere (27), Mika Zibanejad (26), and Vincent Trocheck (25) are all over the 20-goal mark.

After Igor Shesterkin has started the last two games, Jonathan Quick could get a chance against the Flyers. He has given the Rangers more than they could’ve asked for this season. The 38-year-old is posting the best numbers of his career since 2017-18. Quick has a 2.56 GAA and a .913 SV%. He’s won five straight starts, despite allowing four and five goals in two games. That shows how the Rangers’ offense can help out its goaltender. 

Rangers Projected Lineup 

Chris Kreider - Mika Zibanejad - Jack Roslovic

Artemi Panarin - Vincent Trocheck - Alexis Lafreniere

Will Cuylle - Alex Wennberg - Kaapo Kakko

Barclay Goodrow - Jonny Brodzinski - Jimmy Vesey

Ryan Lindgren - Adam Fox

K'Andre Miller - Jacob Trouba

Erik Gustafsson - Braden Schneider

Jonathan Quick

When, Where, and How to Watch/Listen

Time:  7:00 PM

Where: Madison Square Garden

Watch: NBCSP

Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

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