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Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers Game Preview, First Place on the Line

Tonight will be the last time the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers meet before the much hyped Winter Classic on January 2.

The Blueshirts downed the Flyers 2-0 in New York on November 26 in the teams only matchups so far this year.  This game has more than bragging rights, a possible spot atop the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference is on the line.

Both teams have their number one guys in net with Ilya Bryzgalov in net for the Flyers and Henrik Lundqvist in net for the Rangers.  As always the starting goalies are brought to you by PuckingHockey.com.

3 Things to Watch For

I could not word 3 Things to Watch For any better than NHL.com so this is three things from the Flyers-Rangers game preview

Tonight’s game is a battle for Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference Supremacy… With a win, the Flyers maintain their lead, however with a loss in regulation, the Flyers will be ousted from their spot in the Division – and Conference depending if the Boston Bruins win/lose their game against Florida.

The Flyers have not had success at Madison Square Garden recently… The Rangers have shut out the Flyers in their last two meetings at MSG, including their only meeting this season, a 2-0 loss on Nov. 26.

The Flyers are an NHL-best 13-3-2 on the road, giving them the best road record in franchise history after 18 road games… The Flyers have gone 6-0-1 on the road, earning 13 out of a possible 14 points since their last road loss, which was against the Rangers.

Where and When to Watch

Where: NHLN (US), CSN-Philadelphia

When: 7:00 PM EST

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