Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/23/13
When looking at the numbers, it isn't hard to figure out why the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers are two of the worst teams in the NHL. They're having a hard time scoring, mustering shots on goal and stopping opponents from putting the puck in the net - a recipe for disaster that has these teams reeling heading into Thursday night's matchup in Philadelphia. The Rangers are close to concluding a stretch of nine straight road games to open the season due to renovations at Madison Square Garden, and it has not been kind to them. New York (2-5-0) has been outscored 29-11 and is last in the NHL with 193 shots on goal. Its 11 goals are tied with Philadelphia (1-7-0) for the fewest in the league, and the 29 allowed rank among the worst. The Flyers have the fewest points in the NHL and are 27th with 221 shots on goal while getting outscored 24-11. Neither team showed any signs of breaking out in its last game. New York had 22 shots on goal, its second-fewest of the season, in...
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