The Philadelphia Flyers have no doubt they will be back at Madison Square Garden one more time with their season on the line.
The Flyers will try to even up their first-round playoff series tonight as they host the Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center.
Jeremy Roenick and now Flyers coach, Craig Berube, were both with the Flyers organization late in their careers. The two had their differences when Berube, or “Chief” was with the Flyers and Roenick was with the Blackhawks. Berube always promised Roenick he’d get him, and when the Flyers acquired Roenick, Berube got him.
After evening the series at one game a piece on Sunday in Madison Square Garden, the Flyers and Rangers series shifts to South Philadelphia and the Wells Fargo Center, in one of the most hostile environments in all of hockey.
The Rangers are 0-2 at the Wells Fargo Center this season against the Flyers and understand what the atmosphere will be like come Tuesday night for a pivotal game three.
Steve Mason will not dress for game three against the Rangers.
After losing to the Rangers 4-1 in game one, the Flyers bounced back in a huge way getting a 4-2 win and evening the series on Sunday afternoon.
It was his third career NHL hockey game and first career Stanley Cup playoff game. It was in Madison Square Garden against the rivaled New York Rangers, an “original six” team. He is 23 years old. The pressure was enormous.
The Flyers open the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Thursday against the New York Rangers. The Flyers have lost their last eight games in Madison Square Garden including two this season.
The Flyers and Rangers rivalry is historic and intense. The teams will meet for the 11th time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the first time since 1986, as the series opens at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.
The Flyers have signed defenseman Andrew MacDonald to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.
The Flyers are coming off two straight shootout losses to the two best teams in the NHL in Boston and St. Louis. On Thursday night, they look to get back on the winning track as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Flyers will visit the top team in the Western Conference on Tuesday night as they travel to St. Louis.
After having their five-game winning streak snapped on Monday night against the Kings, the Flyers will look to bounce back on Wednesday night as they visit the New York Rangers in a key Metropolitan Division match-up.
The Flyers are playing their best hockey of the season as they welcome some old friends to town.