The New York Rangers are fighting hard to hold that last spot in the Eastern conference for the playoffs, which means they could use a win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center at 7:30 PM ET.
The Flyers are playing for nothing, and the Rangers are hoping the Winnipeg Jets and the New Jersey Devils stay in their lousy shape they have been all season.
The Rangers beat the Islander in their last outing and will have an extra day to prepare for Philadelphia who pays against Montreal on Monday.
“I drove to the net,” said Dan Girardi, who scored the winning goal. “He made a great pass. This says a lot about our team, the character of our team. The Islanders are a good team. They threw everything they could at us. We were very strong in front of the net.”
“You guys might have had fun watching it, but from a coach’s point of view, there are a lot of things we need to work on,” Rangers coach John Tortorella said.
The New York Rangers currently lead the series against the Flyers 3-1, and this will be the last game between the two teams in the regular season.
To be fair the Flyers still have a long shot of making the playoffs, but they might need to win the seven games they have left. Philadelphia has lost four in a row and is pretty complicated to see a late turnaround.