The Sunday, March 6, Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers game has been flexed as NBC Sports’ “Game of the Week” and will be played at Madison Square Garden at 12:30 p.m. ET, the National Hockey League and NBC Sports announced today.
The Flyers (38-14-5) top the Eastern Conference by seven points and are on pace to post their best regular-season record since 1984-85. The club made a significant addition to their roster on Monday by acquiring forward Kris Versteeg from the Toronto Maple Leafs for first- and third-round picks at the 2011 Entry Draft.
Versteeg was a member of the Chicago Blackhawks team that edged the Flyers in the Stanley Cup Final last season. The Rangers (30-24-4) also are in the thick of the East playoff race, where every point is crucial -- the six teams ranked fifth through 10th are separated by just nine points. New York currently is third in the Atlantic Division and seventh in the conference.