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Metro Division Semis Game 1: Flyers at Rangers

Photo: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Playoff hockey is upon us. The Rangers and Flyers will see each other in the playoffs for the first time since the Legion of Doom bowled over the Rangers in 1997. For a complete preview of this series, including the systems Craig Berube has the Flyers playing, check out this post by Suit. Justin wrote a post on Steve Mason’s goaltending style, but he’s not playing tonight for the Flyers. Instead the Rangers will get Ray Emery, which gives the Blueshirts an even larger edge in net.

The Rangers will be without Chris Kreider for the duration of the series, but Ryan McDonagh will make his return to the lineup after dealing with a shoulder issue that cost him the final five games of the season. Jesper Fast will skate for Kreider, and after a bit of a scare, Derick Brassard will indeed be in the lineup.

Rangers Lines:

Offense

Martin St. Louis-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Jesper Fast
Benoit Pouliot-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello
Brian Boyle-Dominic Moore-Derek Dorsett

Defense

Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Anton Stralman
John Moore-Kevin Klein

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: Chris Kreider (hand), Raphael Diaz (shoulder), Ryan Haggerty (healthy), Dan Carcillo (healthy) Justin Falk (healthy), J.T. Miller (healthy)

Game time is 7pm on MSG. Don’t forget to check out our Rangers Tickets link for deals to attend games.

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3 Responses to “Metro Division Semis Game 1: Flyers at Rangers”

  1. cnp says:

    nothing to say but Lets Fucking Go boys!

  2. Ray says:

    Ryan Haggerty should not count as a scratch. He is not eligible to play in the playoffs because he wasn’t on the reserve list.

    • Puck Luck @Centerman21 says:

      That is kind of dumb now that you mention it. Can’t play so he shouldn’t count against the roster maximum for the NHL teams in the playoffs which expands by 5 or so player I believe as the playoffs roll around.
      One thing I haven’t heard is anyone else from the AHL called up as taxi squad? With Kreider hurt and Miller & Fast up I guess not much.