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Rangers vs. Flyers 4/16/13

Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch the New York Rangers (21-16-4) who are on the road getting ready to play the Philadelphia Flyers (18-21-3) in NHL action tonight.

New York Rangers

New York Rangers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New York will enter into tonight’s contest currently third in the Atlantic Division standings and eighth in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers have now registered a point in six of their last seven games (5-1-1).

Rangers Recap:

Dan Girardi notched the game’s lone goal in overtime, while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots for his first shutout of the season, in the Blueshirts 1-0 victory over the Islanders on 4/13.

More on Hank:

For Henrik Lundqvist who had his first shutout against the Islanders on 4/13, it was also the keepers 44th blanking of his career and 50th career total including six playoff shutouts. This shutout tied Hank with Ed Giacomin as the Rangers’ all-time leader in total shutouts.

All time against the Flyers:

Tonight is the fifth and final meeting and the third meeting at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly. New York holds a 3-1-0 record against the Flyers, out-scoring Philly 12-7 in the series.  Three of their four meetings have been decided by two or fewer goals, including two games separated by one goal.

Rangers with the Hot Stick:

Henrik Lundqvist has allowed two or fewer goals in 12 of his last 13 games (8-3-2, 1.66 GAA, .941 Sv%, 1 SO over the span).

Derek Stephan has 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) in the last 23 games, including nine points (four goals and five assists) in the last seven contests.

Rick Nash has 10 points (seven goals, three assists) in the last 10 games.

Ryan Callahan has five points (two goals, three assists) in the last seven games.

The Rangers and the Flyers game is set to air on the NBC Sports Network, with face-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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