5 Things to Know: Rangers vs. Flyers

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK RANGERS (46-26-6) vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (38-32-8)
Postgame coverage on MSG

The Rangers look to snap their home skid against the rival Flyers.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

January 25, 2017: The New York Rangers face the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

  • New York is 3-3-4 in the last 10 games
  • The Blueshirts are 19-16-4 on home ice in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

  • Rangers’ left wing, Rick Nash scored a third-period goal in the Blueshirts’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday
  • The Rangers’ sniper now has goals in four of the past five games and has 12 shots on goal during that stretch
  • In 65 games this season, Nash has 23 goals and 15 assists for 38 points, including six power play goals and three game-winners

3 SAY WHAT?

Stepan: We're in Playoff Mode Right Now

“I feel like our last two games at home were real good, but we just came out on the other side of it. It’s a step in the right direction. We’re just focused on doing the right things; and we’ll worry about the results when we get to the playoffs.”

 — Rangers’ center, Derek Stepan on the Blueshirts’ fine-tuning their game heading into the postseason

4 DID YOU KNOW?

Ranger Ian Laperriere and Islander Bryan McCabe rough it up. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
Ranger Ian Laperriere and Islander Bryan McCabe rough it up. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

Flyers Assistant Coach Ian Laperriere skated in 28 games with the Rangers during the 1995-96 season.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch MSG Networks’ Al Trautwig and Steve Valiquette discuss the Rangers’ three goals, including two in the third period to battle back and earn a point Friday vs. the Penguins.