The sizzling New York Rangers steam into Philadelphia to renew their long and often bitter rivalry with the Flyers on Friday.
The Rangers, who are supposed to be in a rebuild, have won three straight and are 9-1-1 in their last 11 games. They have outscored the opposition 11-3 in the three games, beating the New York Islanders 5-0 Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
That win ended an eight-game losing streak against the Islanders, pulled the Rangers (12-8-2) into a tie for first place in the Metropolitan Division.
"It was getting a little ridiculous," Marc Staal said of ending the streak. "Obviously that building is a lot different. But the fact that we couldn't even win (more than once) in our own building? They're supposed to be one our biggest rivals, and to keep laying eggs, it wasn't sitting well." >> Read more
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