New York Rangers’ top five games on national television in 2018-19

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: NBC hockey analyst, Pierre McGuire, and special guest analyst, actress Susan Sarandon, stand between the benches during the game between the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: NBC hockey analyst, Pierre McGuire, and special guest analyst, actress Susan Sarandon, stand between the benches during the game between the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 07: Jakub Voracek #93 of the Philadelphia Flyers attempts a wraparound shot on goal against Henrek Lundqvist #30 and Jordan Staal #18 of the New York Rangers on April 7, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 07: Jakub Voracek #93 of the Philadelphia Flyers attempts a wraparound shot on goal against Henrek Lundqvist #30 and Jordan Staal #18 of the New York Rangers on April 7, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Rangers @ Flyers

Why Watch: Because rivalries are fun. Because this one is always fun. And because you’ll still be getting over your turkey hangover and nothing helps that more than waking up, rolling from your bed to your couch and watching some afternoon hockey.

The Rangers and the Flyers in the Thanksgiving Showdown is always a fun draw. This year, for the first time in a while, the Flyers are projected to be the better team. But there is zero chance that takes away from this game.

There is always bad blood between the two teams and don’t expect anything different on Black Friday afternoon. Expect plenty of after-the-whistle scrums, possibly a couple fights and absolutely no sign of thanks being given.

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The rivalry between the two teams is always intense, but for some reason it feels even more magnified when the rivalry hits an afternoon game on NBC. That could just be me imagining things, but I expect to see a good one.