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TALE OF THE TAPE: Flyers vs. Rangers

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers


* The Flyers face off against the Rangers for the 11th time in franchise history, going 6-4 in the previous series…
* This is the first time the two teams have met in the playoffs since the 1997 Eastern Conference Final, which the Flyers won 4 games to 1,
* The Flyers own a 27-20 record in the playoffs against the Rangers (17-10 at home & 10-10 at MSG)
* The Flyers have won their last five playoff games at MSG with their last playoff loss at the Garden coming on Apr. 12, 1987.

10 previous Stanley Cup Playoff Series: Flyers lead, 6-4
1974: Semifinal (Flyers, 4 games to 3)
1979: Quarterfinal (Rangers, 4 games to 1)
1980: Quarterfinal (Flyers, 4 games to 1)
1982: Division Semifinal (Rangers, 3 games to 1)
1983: Division Semifinal (Rangers, 3 games to 0)
1985: Division Semifinal (Flyers, 3 games to 0)
1986: Division Semifinal (Rangers, 3 games to 2)
1987: Division Semifinal (Flyers, 4 games to 2)
1995: Eastern Conference Semifinal (Flyers, 4 games to 0)
1997: Eastern Conference Final (Flyers, 4 games to 1)


FLYERS: 2-2-0
RANGERS: 2-2-0

H: Oct. 24 (W):
FLYERS 2, RANGERS 1      (RECAP  &  BOXSCORE)
A: Jan. 12 (L): RANGERS 4, FLYERS 1       (RECAP  &  BOXSCORE)
H: Mar. 1 (W): FLYERS 4, RANGERS 2        (RECAPBOXSCORE)
A: Mar. 26 (L): RANGERS 3, FLYERS 1       (RECAP  &  BOXSCORE)










#28 - Claude Giroux
32 career games
30 points (6g-24a)

#40 - Vincent Lecavalier
56 career games
34 points (17g-17a)

#93 - Jakub Voracek
18 career games
14 points (8g-6a)

#17 - Wayne Simmonds
19 career games
12 points (7g-5a)

#10 - Brayden Schenn
12 career games
4 points (3g-1a)
#26 Martin St. Louis
46 career games
58 points (15g-43a)

#61 Rick Nash
15 career games
14 points (7g-7a)

#19 Brad Richards
45 career games
43 points (11g-32a)

#5 Dan Girardi
45 career games
23 points (0g-23a)

#20 Chris Kreider
4 career games
5 points (3g-2a)




PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
#29 - Ray Emery
* In 10 career games against the Rangers, Emery has seven victories, posting a 7-2-0 record to go along with a 1.87 goals-against average and .936 save percentage, including two shutouts.
* Emery has appeared in 36 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, including five Stanley Cup Final games with the Ottawa Senators in 2007, going 20-15 overall with a 2.57 GAA and .903 save percentage.

#35 - Steve Mason
* Listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury suffered at Pittsburgh on Apr. 12, where he also appeared in his 300th game in the NHL.
* Against the Rangers, Mason owns a 4-1-1 record with a 2.49 goals-against average and .928 save percentage in seven career appearances, which includes going 2-1-0 this season.
* Mason tied a career-high in wins this season with 33, the most since his rookie season in 2008-09 when he won the NHL's Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year.

NEW YORK RANGERS
#30 - Henrik Lundqvist
* Finished the season with an 8-2-1 record, 1.89 goals-against-average and a .935 save percentage in his last 11 starts.
* He is the first goalie in NHL history to reach the 30-win mark in eight of his first nine NHL seasons and only NHL goalie with an active streak of nine straight 20-win seasons
* Against the Flyers Lundqvist has a career mark of 27-13-3 record with a 2.49 GAA and four shutouts in 45 appearances.
* In the Playoffs, Lundqvist owns a 30-37-8 record with a 2.28 goals-against average and .920 save percentage.

#33 - Cam Talbot
* Recorded a 12-6-1 record with three shutouts and a 1.64 GAA and .941 save percentage in his first season in the NHL.
* Made his NHL debut vs. Philadelphia on Oct. 24 of this season, taking a 2-1 loss.
* Has held opponents to two goals or fewer in 15 of his 18 career starts.



Overall record
42-30-10--94pts
Home record
24-14-3
Road record
18-16-7
One-goal games
17-8-10
Scoring first
29-5-5
Opponent scoring first
13-25-5
Outshooting opponent
22-14-3
POWER PLAY: 8th in NHL
Overall: 19.7% (58-for-294)
HOME: 15.1% (24-for-159)
ROAD: 25.2% (34-for-135)

PENALTY KILL: 7th in NHL
Overall: 84.8% (268-for-316: 48 GA)
HOME: 83.7% (128-for-153: 25 GA)
ROAD:  85.9% (140-for-163: 23 GA)

LEADERS
Points: Claude Giroux (86)
Goals: Wayne Simmonds (29)
Assists: Claude Giroux (58)

MONTHLY RECORDS

October
3-8-0
November
9-4-2
December
8-4-2
January
6-7-2
February
4-1-0
March
9-3-2
April
3-3-2

Overall record
45-31-6--96pts
Home record:
20-17-4
Road record
25-14-2
One-goal games
17-14-6
Scoring first
31-5-2
Opponent scoring first
14-26-4
Outshooting opponent
29-22-3
POWER PLAY: 15th in NHL
Overall: 18.2% (48-for-264)
HOME: 15.2% (20-for-132)
ROAD: 21.2% (28-for-132)

PENALTY KILL: 3rd in NHL
Overall: 85.3% (198-for-232: 34GA)
HOME: 84.8% (89-for-105: 16GA)
ROAD: 95.8% (109-for-127: 18GA)

LEADERS
Points: Martin St. Louis (69)
Goals: Martin St. Louis (30)
Assists: Zuccarello & Stepan (40)

MONTHLY RECORDS

October
5-7-0
November
9-6-0
December
6-6-2
January
10-4-1
February
3-1-0
March
9-6-1
April
3-1-2


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