NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEWS
April 30, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (3-3) AT NEW YORK RANGERS (3-3), 7 P.M.
(SportsNetwork.com) - One night after tying the series on home ice the Philadelphia Flyers will try to win a Game 7 in New York, as the Rangers host the decisive battle of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
The Rangers had a chance to close out this best-of-seven series Tuesday night in Philadelphia, but Wayne Simmonds posted a hat trick for the hosts and Steve Mason was spectacular in net to help the Flyers record a 5-2 win and avoid elimination.
New York is 2-1 at MSG in this series and the Blueshirts have recorded wins in 10 of their last 11 home games against the Flyers. The Rangers also own a perfect 5-0 record in Game 7s at the Garden, but are 6-5 in 11 overall decisive seventh games.
The Flyers, meanwhile, are 9-6 all-time in Game 7s and have won the last three times they have been in this situation. Philadelphia has an even 3-3 mark in road Game 7s.