Desperate Flyers Limp Into Tonight’s Game

If you think the Rangers showed a sense of urgency last night against the Bruins, that's nothing compared to what the Blueshirts are likely to face from the Flyers tonight.

Already 0-3-0 on the season, the Flyers will be without Scott Hartnell (left foot injury) and Brayden Schenn (suspension) tonight.

The Flyers also have extra motivation after the Rangers swept the season series from them last year (Quotes vis CSNPhilly)…

Captain Claude Giroux…

“It’s a big game for us … we've got to stay with it and show up [tonight]. “I’m just worried about [this] game.”

Head coach Peter Laviolette…

“They got the best of us for sure, last year. Certainly, we’d like to fix that. Every year, things change. We need to get back on track, whether it’s the Rangers, the Devils or Penguins or Bruins. Any time your record is not where you want it to be, there is urgency on the game. If there is wording or urgency to put on a game, he’s probably right."

Wayne Simmonds…

“We had some pretty good battles last year against the Rangers and I think it’s in the back of our minds we didn’t get a win against them. We have to go out and prove we’re a pretty good team here. We’re not panicking, but we want the win. We’re 0-3 in here. Every game is crucial. We want to get the two points any way we can.”

Tim Panaccio at CSNPhilly reports that both Jody Shelley and Tommy "Fantasy Camp" Sestito may be in the line-up tonight.

…i got to tell you, I am pumped up for tonight's game. It is going to be knock down, dragged out brawl of a contest. In my opinion, neither team can afford to lose this game. Not sure a team can be more desperate just four games into the season than the Flyers.

…if Sestito and Shelley both do end up playing expect a game reminiscent of "Slap Shot."

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