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Game 45, Discussion Thread: Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers

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Chris McGrath - Getty Images
Chris McGrath - Getty Images

Philadelphia Flyers (28-11-5, 61 pts) at New York Rangers (26-17-3, 55 pts)

7 p.m. tonight at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York

Catch the action on CSN Philly in HD, MSG in HD, 610 WIP, XM 206 and SIRIUS 216

[Game Preview] - [Game Page] - [New York Perspective]

Tonight's goaltenders:


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Brian Boucher 18 1002 10 5 41 2.46 477 436 .914 0


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Martin Biron 12 663 7 3 25 2.26 307 282 .919 0


After the jump, a look at lineups, questions to answer and our in-game discussion.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Zherdev - Richards - Nodl
Hartnell - Briere - Leino
van Riemsdyk - Carter - Giroux
Powe - Betts - Shelley

Coburn - Timonen
Meszaros - SOD
Carle - Walker

Scratches: Oskars Bartulis (healthy), Dan Carcillo (healthy), Chris Pronger (IR, foot)

Rangers Projected Lineup

Wolski - Stepan - Gaborik
Dubinsky - Anisimov - Zuccarello
Fedotenko - Boyle - Prust
Avery - Drury - Water Boy

Staal - Girardi
Eminger - Sauer
Gilroy - McDonagh

Scratches: Kris Newbury (healthy), Derek Boogaard (shoulder), Ryan Callahan (hand), Erik Christensen (knee), Alex Frolov (out for year/knee), Vinny Prospal (knee)

Questions to Answer

  1. What does Wojtek Wolski bring to the Rangers' top line?
  2. Can the Flyers beat an old friend in Martin Biron?
  3. The yet-to-be-named line. Continued awesome, right?
  4. Sean O`Donnell had perhaps his best (definitely his most noticeable) game as a Flyer on Friday in Atlanta. More from him?
  5. The Rangers think they can hang with the Flyers and Penguins in the Atlantic Division. Do the orange and black put them in their place, or do the Rangers prove that hey, maybe they do belong?

Go Flyers.