The New York Rangers host the Philadelphia Flyers for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
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Henrik Lundqvist – 33-24-5, 2.36 gaa, .920 sv%, 5 so
Ray Emery – 9-12-2, 2.96 gaa, .903 sv%, 2 so
– Philadelphia has won six of the first 10 postseason meetings against the Rangers, including the last three.
– The Flyers last win at Madison Square Garden was a 4-2 victory on February 20, 2011.
– Ray Emery is 7-2 with a 1.87 GAA and .936 save percentage in 10 career games against the Rangers.
– The Flyers were 21-2-1 this season when Claude Giroux netted a goal and 33-15-4 when he recorded at least one point.
– Jakub Voracek has points in four of his last five games (2g, 4a).
– Wayne Simmonds has three goals in the last three games.
– Scott Hartnell is goalless in his last nine games.
– Mark Streit finished the season on a six game point streak (1g, 9a).
– Vincent Lecavalier is pointless in his last three games.
– Zac Rinaldo finished the season with a team leading 153 penalty minutes.
– As if you needed anything to pump you up right now, here’s Hockey Night In Canada’s ridiculous playoff opening promo from last night…
Game 1, April 17 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG
Game 2, April 20 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG
Game 3, April 22 Rangers @ Flyers at Philadelphia
Game 4, April 25 Rangers @ Flyers at Philadelphia
Game 5, April 27 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG*
Game 6, April 29 Rangers @ Flyers at Philadelphia*
Game 7, April 30 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG*
* = if necessary
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