The New York Rangers may have won two straight games but even with four points in their pocket, the team still finds themselves out of the top eight in the Eastern Conference.
One team that is currently ahead of them by one point, the Philadelphia Flyers, come into Madison Square Garden tonight looking to steal two points for the Blueshirts and continue to climb the standings. The Rangers have had a lot of success over the Flyers in the past year or so but in a shortened season like this one, the past means absolutely nothing.
The two teams met once already this season and the Flyers won in a convincing fashion by beating the Blueshirts by a score of 2-1. The Flyers outshot the Rangers 33-19 and had it not been for the splendid play of Blueshirts' masked man Henrik Lundqvist, it could have been a lot worse.
For the Rangers, it was the end of winning streak against the Flyers that started in March of 2011. Last season, the Rangers won all six games against the "Broadst...