Good Evening New York Rangers fans! I hope you’ve all had a very nice in between game day. However, before you all head to bed and get ready for tomorrow’s game day, there’s a poll you have to take and an important question I have to ask. With the playoffs only eight games away and while the standings still seem up for grabs, the first round for the Rangers seems all but set. It seems as if the Rangers will play the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The question I have for you guys is, do you think the Rangers could beat the Flyers in a seven-game series?
The Rangers split the season series with the Flyers 2-2, beating the Flyers 3-1 and 4-1 at Madison Square Garden and losing to them 2-1 and 4-2 at the Wells Fargo Center. In these four games, the Rangers outscored the Flyers 10-8. The way to look at this is head to head, the Rangers Henrik Lundqvist is much more reliable and flat out a better goaltender than the Flyers Steve Mason. The Rangers defense and offensive depth arguably has the edge on the Flyers, however the Flyers top six scoring has a definite edge over the Rangers, especially while Martin St. Louis isn’t performing. If the Rangers get the home ice advantage, they would definitely be in good shape, the Flyers have gone 0-8 in their last eight visits to the world’s most famous arena, and the Rangers are the best road team in the NHL. That being said, the Flyers are one of the best home teams in the NHL, so it would be interesting if they were actually the ones to get the higher seed and thus the home ice advantage.
So Rangers fans, what do you think? Let us know by voting in the poll below!