Season Series: 0-2-0
All-Time Record: 287 gp (121-120-37-9)
PHI: 42pts, Voracek (13g-29a)
NYR: 38pts, Zuccarello (9g-29a)
Power Play: (PHI: 36-for-168, 21.4%, 9th) (NYR: 31-for-147, 21.1%, T-10th)
Penalty Kill: (PHI: 118-of-147, 80.3%, T-21st) (NYR: 109-for-132, 82.6%, T-12th)
1. WILD ONES
The Flyers and Rangers come into tonight's game in a fight for playoff positioning with the Rangers currently holding wild card #1 and the Flyers one point behind wild card #2… The Rangers are on a three-game winning streak, but have dropped three of their last four at home… Coming off their win in Brooklyn, the Flyers are looking to make it two in-a-row for the first time since Dec. 11-14 and have had four of their last six wins past regulation.
2. SERIES ON THE ROAD
This is the third of four meetings against the Rangers but first played at MSG this season with the games at the Wells Fargo Center having already wrapped up… The Flyers dropped both games this season are winless in their last five games to the Rangers… All of the Flyers goals (4) the series have come in the third period… Jakub Voracek has two of the four goals for the Flyers, while Kevin Hayes has three goals in the two meetings for the Rangers.
3. POWERLESS LATELY
Both teams are ranked in the Top 10 of the NHL on the power play, but enter tonight's game scoreless on the man advantage in their last three games… The Flyers are scoreless in their last 14 opportunities, while the Rangers are scoreless in their last 11 attempts… Power plays have also been a premium in the season series thus far, through two games, each team has only had three power-play opportunities with the Flyers capitalizing once while shutting down the Rangers on all three occasions.
4. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
THIS: Rookie defenseman Ivan Provorov has recorded at least a point in six of his last eight games (1g-5a)… He ranks second among rookie d-men in scoring with 22 points (4g-18a).
THAT: The Rangers are ranked second in the NHL in goals-scored (165) and goals per-game (3.44).
THE OTHER: This is the fifth time the Flyers are featured on NBCSN's Wednesday Night Rivalry Night, owning a 2-2-0 record thus far, after going 6-1-0 last season… Combined with last season, five of the 11 games have gone past regulation with the Flyers winning all five.
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH:
FLYERS (LW: #93 - Jakub Voracek)
Voracek posted both goals for the Flyers in the last meeting against the Rangers and has 11 career tallies and 22 points in 29 meetings against the Blueshirts… Voracek continues to lead the team in scoring with 42 points (13g-29a) in 48 games and has nine of his 13 goals against opponents from the Eastern Conference this season.
RANGERS (G: #30 - Henrik Lundqvist)
Should he get the call, Lundqvist will make his 11th straight appearance in net for the Rangers… He has 21 of their 31 wins this season, marking the 12th straight season since he entered the NHL he has recorded at least 20 wins… Against the Flyers, he has a 33-13-4 all-time record and has earned at least one point in each of his last eight appearances, going 7-0-1 with a 1.70 GAA and .947 SV%.
TODAY AT 50
On January 25, 2011… The Flyers skate to a 5-2 home win over the Montreal Canadiens. Chris Pronger collects four assists, and Philly gets goals by five different players: Jeff Carter (power play), Kimmo Timonen (power play), Dan Carcillo, Claude Giroux and Danny Briere (empty net). Sergei Bobrovsky earns the win with 29 saves.