The Flyers roller coaster 2013-14 campaign ended with a 2-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 7. As New York moves on to face Pittsburgh, players such as Jake Voracek were left with the bitter taste of defeat.
Wayne Simmonds scored three goals and Steve Mason stopped 34 shots to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.
The Flyers will be in desperation mode tonight as they host the New York Rangers in Game #6 of their first-round playoff series.
Flyers fan Lyssa Wacker of Roxborough admits her team is down 3-2, but notes that they’ve had their backs against the wall before.
After losing to the Rangers in Game 5 of their playoff series on Sunday, the Flyers must win Game 6 tomorrow in South Philadelphia or their season will come to an end. A victory would force a seventh and deciding game in New York on Wednesday, but Claude Giroux says they first have to take care of business in Game 6.
The Flyers have mounted a host of comebacks this season. They will need one more or their season will be over.
Steve Mason stopped 37 shots in his first start of the series, Matt Read and Jakub Voracek scored and the Philadelphia Flyers evened their first-round matchup against the New York Rangers with a 2-1 win in Game 4 on Friday night.
It was the worst kept secret in the Flyers locker room. Steve Mason will start in goal Friday night.
The Flyers started the regular season with three straight losses, resulting in the firing of then head coach, Peter Laviolette. Their captain, Claude Giroux, started the season on a 15-game goal less drought, scoring only seven assists in those first 15 games.
Mark Streit scored for the Flyers.
Emery is no stranger to the playoff spotlight. In 2007, Emery backstopped the Ottawa Senators to the Stanley Cup Finals. The veteran says he’s enjoying his opportunity.
The Flyers rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Sunday to even the first-round playoff series.
Steve Mason still isn’t feeling well enough to play, so Ray Emery will be back in the net for the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 against the New York Rangers.
Mason took part in a goalie practice Friday at New York’s Chelsea Piers and said afterward that he is feeling better than he did a few days earlier. He has set his sights on playing Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
There may be a few more blue jerseys in the stands for the Flyers-Rangers playoff series at the Wells Fargo Center next week.