Rangers lineup versus Flyers, no Alexis Lafreniere and Alexandar Georgiev starts

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The New York Rangers lineup versus the Philadelphia Flyers has no Alexis Lafreniere as Filip Chytil makes his return.

At this point there is no indication as to why he was the scratch, but it would also make sense to give him a rest.

The only other lineup change has Alexandar Georgiev getting the start.

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Jan 21, 2022; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (40) looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Lafreniere, 20, has recorded 15 goals and 25 points in 72 games. Last season, he played in all 56 games so this is a lot of hockey for the youngster.

With the Rangers hoping to make a long playoff run, giving him a rest makes sense.

Chytil, 22, will center Barclay Goodrow and Kaapo Kakko. He’s missed the last two games and has recorded 19 points in 60 games.

Georgiev, 26, is 12-9-2-1 this season with a GAA of 3.03 and a .894 SV%. His career stats against the Flyers stands at  4-3-0 with a 1.85 GAA and a .935 SV%.