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Flyers vs. Rangers preview, lineups and how to watch: Hockey returns to Philly

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Hockey's back in South Philadelphia on Tuesday night as the Flyers host the Rangers in preseason action.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The preseason continues on Tuesday night when the Philadelphia Flyers take the home ice at Wells Fargo Center for the first time, hosting the New York Rangers at 7 p.m.

Unlike Monday's split-squad affair between the Flyers and Islanders, with one game televised only locally, Tuesday's game can be seen anywhere in the United States. The Comcast Network will broadcast things locally and NHL Network will pick up the feed.

After regulation is complete tonight, the Flyers and Rangers will play a 3-on-3 overtime period -- whether it's needed to decide the final score or not -- as part of a test of the NHL's new OT rules. You can get a full breakdown of those rules, which go into effect this season, right here. I watched the 3-on-3 OT period between Washington and Carolina on Monday and ..... wooooo, boy, is it fun.

Steve Mason will get the start in goal for the Flyers after taking Monday off, and he'll probably go the full 60 minutes against NYR, according to the reporters at the morning skate. Via Dave Isaac, here are the expected lines tonight:

Gagner - Couturier - Simmonds
Umberger - Laughton - Schenn
Palushaj - Cousins - Konecny
Rosehill - Brent - McDonald

Schultz - Streit
Sanheim - Gostisbehere
Medvedev - Provorov

No word yet on the Rangers lineup for the evening. Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and Michael Raffl are notable names getting the night off after delivering a solid effort in Allentown last night.

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7 p.m. | Wells Fargo Center | South Philadelphia
Local: TCN (Philly), MSG (NY) | National: NHL Network
Stream: No legal stream | Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic (PHI)
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