The New York Rangers host the Philadelphia Flyers for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden starting at 12:00 p.m. The series is tied 2-2. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
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Henrik Lundqvist – 2-2, 1.76 gaa, .927 sv%, 0 so
Steve Mason – 1-0, 0.89 gaa, .976 sv%, 0 so
– Nick Grossmann will sit out tonight because of a right knee injury sustained in Game 4. Hal Gill will be his likely replacement.
– Steve Mason won his first career playoff contest in Game 4.
– The team that has scored first in the four games this series has lost three of them.
– Claude Giroux is scoreless in the series.
– Jakub Voracek leads the Flyers in scoring this series with 2g, 1a.
– Matt Read leads this Flyers with 17 hits this series.
– The Flyers are fifth among playoffs teams on the power play with a 27.3% success rate, while they’re seventh on the penalty kill with an 85%.
– The Rangers are seriously not allowed to lose to a team that literally wore hockey pants back in the day…
Game 1, April 17 Rangers 4, Flyers 1 at MSG
Game 2, April 20 Rangers 2, Flyers 4 at MSG
Game 3, April 22 Rangers 4, Flyers 1 at Philadelphia
Game 4, April 25 Rangers 1, Flyers 2 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