Saturday, December 19, 2009

Rangers @ Flyers (Game 35)

The New York Rangers (15-16-3) visit the Philadelphia Flyers (15-16-2) today at the Wachovia Center starting at 1:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.

TV: MSG; Radio: ESPNRadio (1050AM)

Probable Lines:

Del Zotto-Girardi

Henrik Lundqvist - 13-13-3, 2.55 gaa, .920 sv%, 1 so.

Brian Boucher - 4-8-1, 2.62 gaa, .903 sv%, 0 so.

Opponent Notes:
- The Flyers have dropped 12 of 15 games (3-11-1). Including 2-5-1 under their new coach Peter Laviolette.

- Mike Richards leads the Flyers with 13 goals and 27 points, but has been held to two assists in his last five games.

- The Flyers have allowed seven power-play goals in their last six games.

- Former Ranger C Blair Betts returned to the Flyers lineup last game after missing 12 games with a seperated shoulder.

- Flyers starting G Ray Emery (abdominal surgery) is out until mid-January.

Opponent Blog:
Broad Street Hockey


fleisch said...

Cant believe Im saying this, but I would rather see Voros play today then Lisin!!!

puckstopper3530 said...

Alright I'd like to say a few things.....

I read this blog everyday and I just don't realize why there isn't more Roszival bashing. Any fan who knows about the game and watches with a purpose can see how badly he struggles. He can not make break out passes, he doesn't win battles along the boards, he goes behind the net when his defensive partner is already establishing pressure and leaves a man open right in front. He's just a TERRIBLE decisionmaker. Why is Redden sitting when he's actually played decent when you have a guy like Roszival out there hurting your team. The amount of turnovers he creates is unexplainable. I just don't even know what to say anymore. And Kotalik was never given a shot. He plays about 5 minutes a game and somehow is in Tortorella's doghouse.

NYRFan said...

puckstop, you're not going to like my game recap.