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PHT Morning Skate: Rangers seek to eliminate Flyers in Game 6

Apr 29, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

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Thanks to other series wrapping up already, there’s just one game on Tuesday night. The New York Rangers head to Wells Fargo Center looking to finish off the Philadelphia Flyers.

Should the Flyers win and force a Game 7 back in Manhattan, they’ll have to hurry back to make it happen as it’ll be Wednesday night. Just keep that in mind in case we run into a multiple overtime situation tonight.

Game 6: Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers [New York leads series 3-2] (7:30 p.m. ET — NBCSN)

The Rangers looked every bit the higher-seeded team in Game 5. Not only did they get great work from Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis again, but they saw guys like Dominic Moore and Marc Staal get on the board to establish the lead. It might sound obvious, but one thing the Flyers have to make sure to do is score first, or at the very least, not get down 3-0 before starting to find the offense.

If there’s something for the Flyers to be excited about after Game 5, however, it’s that Claude Giroux got off the schneid and scored his first goal of the series. Giroux has needed to be more of a factor against the Rangers and now that he’s found the back of the net, and the Flyers have last change in Game 6, perhaps he’s due to help fulfill his own Mark Messier-like prophecy.

One cause for concern for Philly? Henrik Lundqvist. The King has been strong in this series with a .926 save percentage and in a playoffs where goals have been coming on the regular, that’s an outstanding mark. The Flyers have to try and make him uncomfortable in net for once.

  1. 7mantel - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Strange how this series is the only one with back to back games.

    • hockey412 - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:52 AM

      Strange that it was the only one with 2 three-day breaks, too. Or, it could just be scheduling and logistics. Have to draw the line in the sand somewhere.

      • 7mantel - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:58 AM

        Don’t know for sure but I suspect it has something to do with the tv rights. It is what it is !

      • laxman1944 - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:56 AM

        It was actually events scheduled at both venues and they had to juggle a bit……no conspiracy.

    • joey4id - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      Is this credible enough for you? “In terms of building availability, we have to hit certain marks with the national TV networks, both in the U.S. and Canada. So we did the best we could based on what was available. And based on building availability and based on television needs that we had to commit to, this was what we had to do.” – GB

      • 7mantel - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:09 AM

        You didn’t include ” it’s not a long drive between New York and Philadelphia “

      • joey4id - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:28 AM

        😉 That was previously posted. And we don’t re-post here because it’s a bad thing to do.

      • 7mantel - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:38 AM

        It was part of his statement ,don’t know about the reposting protocol but I see a lot of reposting !

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM

      Seems like this series started a month ago

    • arrow43050 - Apr 29, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      On the article here in PHT where they released the playoff schedule I commented that the Rangers (or Flyers) get screwed with the only back-to-back games in the playoffs and 3 games in 4 nights and I got 5 thumbs up and 67 thumbs down. Funny how people are seeing that is an issue now.

      • 7mantel - Apr 29, 2014 at 1:35 PM

        ibieiniid got thumbs down just for asking a question !

  2. billiam55 - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    plese close out the series boys. end it tonight. we’re gonna need rest against the penguins

  3. whammy71 - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Hey Filthy fans…..start making tee times right now. Cause come tomorrow – the courses will be packed. WHAMMY!!!!!

    Happy Golfing!!!

    • Meta - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:12 AM

      It’s so cute how you make whammy your display name and then say “Whammy” in so many of your posts. Such an intelligent 14 year old you are.

    • laxman1944 - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      LOL…..and Pitt will be limping and bleeding up to the first tee after Boston abuses them again.

      • toiletclown - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:11 AM


      • laxman1944 - Apr 29, 2014 at 1:20 PM

        Yep……it helps fill the TOILET with poo


      • theref55 - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:07 PM

        A$$clown – 4 – 0 Flyers – game 6 done!!!!!!! GAME 7 a lead pipe lock for us!!! See you in $hittsburgh this weekend. Question – does the methadone clinic give you weekend passes?

    • 22yearsagotoday - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      That parade you mentioned last year was really good…for Chicago!

  4. whammy87 - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM


    May 27th, 1975


    • montrealbbr - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:23 AM

      You Pittsburgh fans are so cute with your 3 cup wins.

      • hockey412 - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:38 AM

        I wish you, whammy, toilet clown, and broadstreetbeatdown would all go golfing someplace and beat the hell out of each other.

        That’d be good.

      • 7mantel - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:42 AM

        hockey412 ; a round of golf can be long at times why ruin it for the foursome following them ! lol

      • pastabelly - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:48 AM

        The Hab Nots are working on year 21 in their drought.

      • toiletclown - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:12 AM

        Montreals done for

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 29, 2014 at 4:24 PM

        Look hockeytroll412 is back on another Flyers thread.

    • flyerspsu - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      even on a Flyers – Rangers article, no surprise, its amusing how much penguins fans love to throw out 1975 when the Penguins were the laughing stock of the league until the early 90s when being so bad for so long eventually paid off w/ top picks to get guys like lemeiux and jagr, the penguins had a 49 game winless streak in Philly at one point and had twice as many losses than wins in their 1st 20 years in the league, the same span that saw the Flyers reach 5 cup finals

      of course after Lemeiux’s era ended it was back to the same old of being the laughing stock of the league again for years compiling 4 straight top 2 overall picks leading to more once in generation talents like Crosby

      im sorry but I have trouble understanding why Penguins fans feel the need to gloat so much about having 1 more cup which were all solely a result from being horrible for the majority of the franchise’s history

      • 7mantel - Apr 29, 2014 at 12:08 PM

        Wasn’t it 1975 that the Pens blew a 3 to 0 lead over the NYI’s

      • flyerspsu - Apr 29, 2014 at 12:26 PM

        could be, id be surprised if they even made the playoffs that year, they won like 3 playoff series in their 1st 20 years of existence

      • laxman1944 - Apr 29, 2014 at 1:24 PM

        Uh oh…….Now you’re gonna make “Whammy, Bobpine and Toilet” angry………

        An accurate statement though.

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      Where were the pens that day ?

    • theref55 - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:09 PM

      Thats the day whammy87 was regretfully conceived inside a 1979 Ford Pinto. Do you can A$$clown share the same parents let alone a methadone clinic? Besides 2009 was 5 years ago….

  5. gnashty - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Well…. It’s gut check time for the Flyers. They need to take more chances this game then they have in the past 5 games, Mason needs to play like he did in game 4. Hopefully Gill isn’t in the lineup! As I’m typing this there is no fat lady singing, hopefully when I come back here tomorrow there will still have yet to see a fat lady sing. GO FLYERS!!

    • flyerspsu - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      oh there will be a fat lady singing; Susan Boyle singing God Bless America before the game, the Flyers bring out that track for the biggest games and have an unbelievable record when it plays, i think its 99 – 24 – ?, so cheers to another Susan Boyle victory

      • 7mantel - Apr 29, 2014 at 12:10 PM

        Kate Smith !

      • flyerspsu - Apr 29, 2014 at 12:22 PM

        wow big brain fart on my part, i knew that, Susan Boyle is the look alike viral Britain’s Got Talent singer

      • whammy71 - Apr 29, 2014 at 1:38 PM

        LOL! don’t even know your own team’s history – some fan you are. Susan Boyle –> bwhahahahahahahaha!!!!!!


    • gnashty - Apr 30, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      Looks like Gus was a much better choice.

  6. joey4id - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Anyone who’s been there, or is close to the game will tell you that the toughest thing to do in a playoff series is to get that 4th win. We saw the Avs and Sharks last night unable to close off their respective series. The Pens game out firing, but failed to easily secure the win. No doubt the Flyers will put up a heck of a fight, and the Rangers will have to raise the level of their game by a few notches to hold off the Flyers. Tonight is another opportunity for the gamers to step up.

  7. bigcat2330 - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:28 AM


  8. iwt5007 - Apr 29, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Does anyone know if we have to listen to Regis “Pierre” McGuire tonight for the Flyers/Rangers game? I don’t know how much more of his ball-tickling I can take these playoffs. Now that the Penguins are in the next round, does anyone think the NHL front office is praying that the Flyers make it to round 2 for another “battle of PA”? I can only imagine Gary Bettman’s $h!t eating grin should the Flyers make it to round 2. Regardless should be an awesome game tonight!

    • 7mantel - Apr 29, 2014 at 7:37 PM

      We get the MSG feed THANK GOD !

  9. 7mantel - Apr 29, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    HOPE NOT !

  10. whammy71 - Apr 29, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Flyers suck! Go Rangers!

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