Rangers going for 10 straight wins, visit upstart Flyers

NHL: New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers
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The New York Rangers are the hottest team in the NHL with nine straight wins and look to keep the steak going in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.

Standing in their way are the upstart Flyers led by former Rangers coach John Tortorella. In his second season behind their bench, Torts has the Flyers in a playoff spot as they sit third in the Metropolitan Division.

With a win Saturday, the Rangers would tie the longest winning streak in franchise history. The Rangers won 10 consecutive games in 1939-40 and 1972-73.

On Thursday, the Blueshirts used their penalty kill to set a tone against the New Jersey Devils for a 5-1 victory. It all began in the first period with rookie Matt Rempe assessed a 5-minute major for bowling over Nathan Bastian, accidentally making contact with his head.

“Obviously, you don’t want to be put in a spot like that but it happens, and even though it’s five minutes (power play) for them, we’ve still got a lot to gain from it, and we did,” Mika Zibanejad explained. “We really killed their momentum.”

Here’s today’s game and broadcast info:

New York Rangers (38-16-3) vs Philadelphia Flyers (30-20-7)
Date/Time: February 24, 2024 @ 3:00 PM ET
Arena: Wells Fargo Center
TV: ABC, ESPN+, Hulu
Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM

Note: Subject to change, updated for each game

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New York Rangers projected lineup

NHL: New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers
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Here’s the expected lineup versus the Flyers:

Kreider – Zibanejad – Vesey
Panarin – Trocheck – Lafreniere
Cuylle – Brodzinski – Kakko
Edstrom – Goodrow – Rempe

Lindgren – Fox
Miller – Trouba
Gustafsson – Schneider


Note:  Peter Laviolette addressed the media pregame and confirmed Igor Shesterkin will make his fourth straight start.

New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers

The Rangers’ 79 points are tops in the Metro Division, and they are just one point behind the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy. They continue to hold a six point lead over the Carolina Hurricanes, who have kept pace by going 8-2-0 in their past 10 games.

New York’s recent surge that started right before the All-Star Break, has seen them gain points in 11 of their past 12 games (10-1-1). The Rangers have also picked up points in six-straight road games (5-0-1).

Philadelphia is 5-4-1 in its past 10 contests. They are actually a better road team with a 16-8-5 record versus their 14-12-2 mark at the Wells Fargo Center.

“I think we haven’t grabbed a hold yet of home ice in our development,” Tortorella noted. “Sometimes it’s harder to play at home. I think we are on the right rails to get there, but we have a ways to go.”

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