January 24, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Brian Boyle (22) checks Philadelphia Flyers left wing Tom Sestito (32) and left wing Eric Wellwood (11) during the second period at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers Roundup: 4/22/14

Good Morning New York Rangers fans! It’s game day and the Rangers are on the road for game three against the Philadelphia Flyers. With the series tied at one game a piece, tonight’s game is important to establish control.

With two diving calls against them, the Rangers came under fire from the masses. The Rangers have never been scrutinized as a team of “divers” and it’s difficult to dive when you can’t even see a hit coming, especially after the whistle. This is what the team had to say about the referees and the calls. It’s considerably nicer than what I would have said.

There is no doubt the Rangers got physical for the second game of the series. The number of penalties was unusually high for them but given that they were playing the Flyers, it was a necessity. The Rangers even held their own without Daniel Carcillo, the “tough guys” fans want on the ice. Here is Pat Leonard’s take on the game and the matched grit from the Rangers.

The New York Rangers have one player on their team known for his ability to ramp up his game for the playoffs.

Every year he takes it up another notch and this year should be no different for Brian Boyle. His regular season numbers this year have been strong given his change in position from center to left wing. He is also a huge part of the team’s penalty kill unit, he is nearly unbeatable on face-offs. It’s common knowledge Boyle is “the man” in the post season.

Those are your links for today as we get ready for tonight’s game in Philadelphia. The game starts at 8pm so be ready! Let’s Go Rangers! Let’s take the series lead back tonight!

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