Rangers Roundup: Buchnevich status against Flyers, NHL Wild Card Watch, and more

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Chris Kreider and Pavel Buchnevich (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Rangers face off against Alain Vigneault’s Flyers in the City of (not so) Brotherly Love. Face-off tonight is at 7PM. Here the latest news and notes.

Tonight’s Lineup

Alexandar Georgiev will get the nod in back to back games. Henrik Lundqvist has not started a game since February 3rd and the concern for his future as a Ranger is reaching a pretty obvious conclusion.

As far as tonight’s lineup goes, Pavel Buchnevich will be a game time decision. I would expect Julien Gauthier or Phil DiGiuseppe to be the likely scratch if that is the case.

Updated Playoff Odds

The Rangers have now jumped the Blue Jackets in percentage. With a home and home against the Flyers, they could find themselves 1 point out of third. Can you believe it?

Pre-Game Notes

  • All-Time: 132-120-37-9 (69-51-23-5 at home; 63-69-14-4 on the road)
  • Tonight’s game is the second of four meetings between the Rangers and Flyers. The Rangers lost to the Flyers 5-1 win on Dec. 23.
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in 14 of their last 23 games against the Flyers, dating back to Mar. 26, 2014 (12-9-2 record).
  • The Rangers have recorded 30 wins this season in regulation and 34 of their 35 wins in either regulation or the five-minute overtime period. New York’s 30 regulation wins in 2019-20 are tied for the fourth-most in the NHL and are the most in the Metropolitan Division.

Notes courtesy of NYR PR Dept.