6 Facts to Know for Rangers-Flyers

The Rangers will look to snap a three-game losing streak when the rival Flyers visit The Garden.

Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG & MSG GO.

*Facts Courtesy New York Rangers

1 Trainer's Room

Both Ryan McDonagh and Kevin Hayes sat out Sunday’s game against the Penguins

McDonagh was on the ice at practice this morning and is expected to play, but Hayes was not and is considered questionable. 

 

2 One-Sided Rivalry

The Rangers have owned their division rivals of late, having won 12 of the last 14 home games against the Flyers dating back to March 6, 2011.

They are also 22-7-1 in their last 30 games against them. 

3 Metro Rising

The Flyers are in the midst of a four-game winning streak that has them right back in the thick of things in the competitive Metropolitan Division

The Rangers (49 points) sit just one point ahead of the Flyers (48 points) and the Flyers have one game in hand on the Blueshirts.

4 Slump Busting?

Kevin Shattenkirk has just one point in his last 11 games.

He does have points in each of his last five games against the Flyers and has six points in eight career games versus Philadelphia. 

5 Return of Giroux

After a few subpar seasons, Claude Giroux is back performing at an All-Star level for the Flyers. 

The 30-year-old center already has as many goals as he had all of last season (14), and his 54 points are tied for second in the entire NHL. 

6 Special Teams

It will be a battle of strength on strength tonight when the Flyers have the man-advantage.

The Rangers rank third in the NHL in penalty kill efficiency (84.3%) and in their last 17 games are killing penalties at a 90.6% rate.

Meanwhile, the Flyers have converted on 7 of their last 14 power play opportunities and now rank sixth in the NHL (21.9%).