New York Rangers Need To Show Nasty Edge vs. Philadelphia Flyers

March 14th, 2010 by Greg Caggiano Leave a reply »
I know I said I was going to take a week-long hiatus from writing hockey, but just like battered-wife syndrome, I keep coming back for more. The occasion is up to par though; can’t beat a Rangers/Flyers afternoon game with so much on the line. The Rangers need this game much more than the Flyers, because they sit three points out of the eighth spot in ninth, while the Flyers are in sixth with a seven point edge on the Rangers.

Obviously the Rangers will need goal scoring, and they came though in that department on Friday night in a 5-2 win versus Atlanta. But what has become the epitome of this season is inconsistency. I would very much like to see coach John Tortorella keep the lines together for more than a period, heck, how about the whole game, maybe?

With the offense, though, the Rangers will need to show toughness. In the Rangers last battle with the Flyers, Dan Carcillo got locked up with Marian Gaborik and the two ended up fighting, with the superstar Gaborik taking the beating.

Dan Girardi, who was just five feet away, did nothing to stop it and no other teammate would go after Carcillo, save for the proverbial punching bag Aaron V ...

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