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5 THINGS: Flyers vs. Rangers

The Flyers are coming off their first three day break in game action in over two months with the last time coming during their COVID pause from Feb. 8-17.

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

Philadelphia Flyers (20-18-7, 47pts)
at
New York Rangers (23-17-6, 52pts)
at Madison Square Garden | New York, NY
TIME: 7 p.m. | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 93.3 WMMR
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GAME NOTES
 
QUICK STATS
Season Series: 3-2-1
All-Time Record: 306gp (134-125-37-10)
Leading Scorer:
PHI - 35 pts: James van Riemsdyk (14g-21a)
NYR - 52 pts: Artemi Panarin (16g-36a)
 
1. GIVE ME A BREAK
The Flyers are coming off their first three day break in game action in over two months with the last time coming during their COVID pause from Feb. 8-17... This is the just the third time this season they have had three days or more between games. - they own a 1-0-1 record in the return game... Sunday's game marked just the second time the Flyers have been shut out this season, they rebounded to win the following game the last time they were held scoreless (Mar. 18: 4-3 at NYI).
 
2. HOME COOKIN!
The Rangers return home after a two-game trip to Boston where they lost their last game and had their four-game winning streak snapped... The Rangers own a 7-1-0 record in their last eight games following a loss... The Rangers have also won six of their last seven games at home and have earned points in eight of their last nine, going 7-1-1 at MSG since Mar. 2... In that nine-game stretch since March began, the Rangers have scored 46 goals at an average of over five goals per-game (5.11), while allowing just 24 goals at 2.66 per-game.
 
3. BACK TO BACK... AND OVER
These two teams will meet in a back-to-back situation with both games at MSG which will also close out the eight-game season series... Each team has won three games in the series with the Flyers earning points in four of the six (3-2-1)... So far, a total of 43 combined goals have been scored in the six games of the series at an average of 7.16 per-game with the Rangers outscoring the Flyers, 27-16... Of the 43 goals, 15 have been scored on the power play (PHI: 7-for-26 | NYR: 8-for-26) with the Rangers also adding two shorthanded goals.
 
4. TWO FOR ONE
The Rangers have dropped 14 of the 18 one-goal games they have been a part of this year, posting a 4-8-6 record, while the Flyers are 12-4-7 in one-goal games... Shayne Gostisbehere has five points in the last four games of the season series (1g-4a) for the Flyers, while Rangers d-man, Adam Fox, also has points in his last four games of the series with eight assists.
 
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH
FLYERS (RW: #28 - Claude Giroux)
At 848 points, Giroux is one point shy of tying Brian Propp (849) for 3rd place all-time in Flyers history and is one power-play goal shy of tying Eric Lindros (82) for 8th-most power-play goals in team history... Against the Rangers this year, Giroux has six points (2g-4a) in just five games.
 
NY RANGERS (C: #10 - Artemi Panarin)

Panarin is the NHL's leading scorer since Mar. 30, averaging nearly two points per-game with 23 points (8g-15a) in 12 games... Against the Flyers, he has seven points (1g-5a) in five games of the season series, but when he has played the Flyers on home ice, Panarin has a five-game point streak where he has recorded over two points per-game with 11 points (3g-8a).

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