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Win and In

It’s that simple for the New York Rangers tonight as they take on the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden.

It’ll be a playoff atmosphere on the Rangers’ turf as they look to wrap up their regular season on home ice by clinching a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. It certainly will not be an easy task as the team will have to battle with the likes of Jeff Carter, Simon Gagne, Mike Richards, Danny Briere, Scott Hartnell and Mike Knuble, guys who have consistently put points up on the board.

The Blueshirts will have to find a way to match the Flyers’ offense, which means that guys like Chris Drury, Scott Gomez, Markus Naslund, Nik Antropov and Nikolai Zherdev will have to step up to the plate and find a way to lead this team. Drury was able to do so on Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens and as such, needs to repeat performance tonight in a much bigger hockey game.

It’s still tough to think how the Rangers got off to such a hot start, only to find themselves in this kind of situation. However, a win tonight over the Broadstreet Bullies will make it all worth it.

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  Tags: chris+drury, danny+briere, eastern+conference, jeff+carter, markus+naslund, mike+knuble, mike+richards, new+york+rangers, nik+antropov, nikolai+zherdev, philadelphia+flyers, scott+gomez, scott+hartnell, simon+gagne

Tough Loss in Philly

The New York Rangers fired everything but the kitchen sink at the Philadelphia Flyers this afternoon and came away with a 4-2 loss, putting them at risk of dropping out of the top eight in the Eastern Conference.

The team was certainly not afraid to shoot the puck as they fired 41 on Flyers’ netminder Marty Biron, who made 39 saves and was the major reason why the Broadstreet Bullies picked up two points. Aaron Asham also played well for the Flyers, scoring his sixth and seventh goals of the season.

This was a game that the Blueshirts could have won. They had lots of shots on goal, they moved the puck around well but as always, they had trouble burying their chances.

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  Tags: aaron+asham, henrik+lundqvist, john+tortorella, marc+staal+scott+hartnell, marty+biron, mike+richards, nashville+predators, new+york+rangers, nikolai+zherdev, philadelphia+flyers, sean+avery

Close but No Cigar for the Flyers

The New York Rangers squeeked by the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 for their fourth win of the season thanks to a dominant first period.

The rest of the game? Eh, not so much.

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  Tags: blair+betts, fredrik+sjostrom, henrik+lundqvist, michal+roszival, mike+richards, nikolai+zherdev, stephen+valiquette

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