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Game 19: Home whites for Philly

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Perhaps the New York Rangers just need to get a game in against a rival to break their current slump. The Philadelphia Flyers are that kind of team, and perhaps the Rangers will show up for this one. Perhaps, since the Flyers are shorthanded –without Claude Giroux– the Rangers will dominate the game. It’s a lot of “perhaps” because we really don’t know which team will show up.

The Flyers play a 2-1-2 forecheck, and once they get a late lead, they switch to a more conservative 1-1-3 left wing lock. In their own zone, the Flyers play a mix of zone and man-on-man defense, depending on puck location.On special teams, the Flyers run a 1-3-1 and an umbrella power play and a diamond force penalty kill with the strong side forward looking to pressure the point.

Rangers lineup:

Rick NashDerick BrassardMartin St. Louis
Chris KreiderDerek StepanMats Zuccarello
Carl HagelinKevin HayesAnthony Duclair
Tanner GlassDominic Moore-Jesper Fast

Marc StaalDan Boyle
John MooreDan Girardi
Matt HunwickKevin Klein

Cam Talbot gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: Ryan McDonagh (shoulder), Lee Stempniak (undisclosed)

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Game time is 8pm on NBCSN.

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2 Comments

  1. Talbot played a strong game tonight; really impressed with his tracking ability as the Flyers caused all sorts of problems out front.
    Hell of a strong game all around, for the most part. Good team win. I don’t understand the inconsistency with this clearly very talented group.

    Find that consistency and this team will be dangerous.

  2. That’s the Talbot from last year’s first half. Very solid and as Chris says on his angles and tracking the puck all night.

    It was really important they showed up in that game. Now build off it.

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