It’s hard to believe that the Philadelphia Flyers haven’t faced the New York Rangers in a playoff series since 1997 – when they made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final before being trounced by the Detroit Red Wings – but it’s true. The two teams begin their first-round series with Game 1 on Thursday; coverage takes place on CNBC and via the live stream link below.
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Flyers – Rangers kicks off approximately one hour before the Chicago Blackhawks begin their series against the St. Louis Blues. For that reason, you really might want to have one game on a “second screen” while the other goes on your TV. To organize such an idea, note that Blackhawks – Blues airs on NBCSN and can be streamed via this link.
For more on the Flyers and Rangers, here are a few links from PHT:
Flyers want to “punish” Ryan McDonagh
Didn’t take long for Jack Eichel to make his mark at the NHL level.
The No. 2 overall pick at this year’s draft scored his first-ever NHL goal in his first-ever NHL game on Thursday night, cutting Ottawa’s lead to 2-1 in the third period of Buffalo’s season-opener.
Marcus Foligno and another new Sabre, Evander Kane, registered the assists on Eichel’s marker, which came on the power play.
Chances are Robin Lehner won’t look back fondly on his first game as a Sabre.
Midway through Buffalo’s season-opener against Ottawa, Lehner — facing his old team for the first time since getting traded this summer — suffered a lower-body injury, and was forced from the contest.
During the second intermission, the Sabres ruled out Lehner for the night.
It was a difficult turn of events for 24-year-old, who admitted he was keen to go up against the Sens. He had a bit of a chip on his shoulder about his time in the Canadian capital; Lehner felt he never got a full opportunity to run with the No. 1 gig, and probably wasn’t thrilled GM Bryan Murray opted to keep Craig Anderson and Andrew Hammond instead of him.
As for tonight’s injury, details are scarce. All that’s known is the ailment was serious enough for Lehner to leave and not return, forcing backup Chad Johnson into duty.
Prior to getting hurt, Lehner had stopped 11 of 12 shots faced.