Game 35: Philly’s goaltending is terrible, take advantage

After last night’s whiff in Toronto, the Rangers are back in action against the Flyers tonight at home. The Blueshirts are significantly better at home, and the Flyers are significantly worse than the Leafs. What troubles the Flyers is their goaltending. The Rangers score a decent amount, so this has the potential to be a high scoring affair.

As for the team defense, well the Rangers are what they are. It’s time we stopped expecting anything else for now. There’s many reasons why the defense is still this bad, but that’s not for this post. The Rangers are going to need to light up the opposition to have any chance of winning games this year. They do a good job of that at home.

Flyers Lines

James van Riemsdyk-Claude Giroux-Travis Konecny
Wayne Simmonds-Sean Couturier-Jakub Voracek
Scott Laughton-Nolan Patrick-Michael Raffl
Oskar Lindblom-Philip Varone-Dale Weise

Ivan Provorov-Travis Sanheim
Shayne Gostisbehere-Robert Hagg
Andrew MacDonald-Radko Gudas

PP1: Giroux-Couturier-Simmonds-Voracek-Gostiebehere
PP2: Lindblom-Patrick-JVR-Sanheim-Provorov

Michal Neuvirth gets the start.

Rangers Lines

Filip Chytil –Mika ZibanejadMats Zuccarello
Chris KreiderKevin Hayes-Pavel Buchnevich
Jimmy VeseyBrett Howden–Vlad Namestnikov
Boo NievesLias AnderssonRyan Strome

Brady SkjeiTony DeAngelo
Marc StaalNeal Pionk
Brendan SmithAdam McQuaid

PP1: Zibanejad-Hayes-Kreider-Zuccarello-Pionk
PP2: Howden-Chytil-Vesey-Buchnevich-DeAngelo

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: Kevin Shattenkirk (shoulder), Cody McLeod (hand), Jesper Fast (upper body), Fredrik Claesson (healthy)

Crazy Prediction: Ten total goals in the game.

Game time is 7pm.

6 thoughts on “Game 35: Philly’s goaltending is terrible, take advantage

  • Dec 23, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Beat the dirtbag flyers…..merry xmas all

  • Dec 23, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Man the Flyers are bad

    • Dec 23, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      Us too … Staal kills me

    • Dec 24, 2018 at 7:25 am

      LOL, what does that make the Rangers?

  • Dec 23, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    What kind of shootout move was that Buch? Lol shake n bake moves are for Banatam level players. Should have put Vesey instead of him.

    Hayes move was the only move that made the Flyers goalie bite. Puck rolled off his stick, typical none puck luck.

    Skjei is still really, really bad at hockey.

    • Dec 23, 2018 at 10:25 pm

      focus on the good…eh…Like Howden has 10 times the hockey IQ the Sen Couterier displayed

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