Saturday, March 14, 2009
Rangers vs. Flyers Saturday Matinee
Rangers at Flyers - game on MSG @ 1pm
The lines are expected to be the same as the ones that finished the game in Nashville on Thursday night. In that game Ryan Callahan, Scott Gomez and Sean Avery were really clicking and the Rangers hope that this chemistry continues.
It should be a physical game and it's more than likely that at some time in the game Colton Orr will drop the gloves with someone on the Flyers - probably Riley Cote or the newly acquired Daniel Carcillo.
Surprisingly the Rangers have faired pretty well in Philadelphia over the past few seasons, going 12-1-1 in their last 14 games there.
Mike Richards leads the Flyers with 69 points and Jeff Carter leads them in goals with 38.
Lundqvist will be in between the pipes for the Rangers and Martin Biron getting the start for the Flyers. Niittymaki is expected to get the start for the Flyers tomorrow in the second game of the back to back.
Expected lines (from Ranger Rants):
Sean Avery-Scott Gomez-Ryan Callahan
Brandon Dubinsky-Chris Drury-Nik Antropov
Markus Naslund-Lauri Korpikoski-Nikolai Zherdev
Fredrik Sjostrom-Blair Betts-Colton Orr