A long and tiring physical 7-game series between the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers has finally come to a close. New York won game 7, after a hard 5-2 loss from game 6. Rangers Daniel Carcillo and Benoit Pouliot had the two goals, along with the lone goal from Flyers Jason Akeson. An exciting series, these two rival teams continue to make history.
New York has advanced to the 2nd round of playoffs, along with other eastern conference teams, the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens.
The Rangers will play in Pittsburgh tonight to face the Penguins.
The Penguins have been a top team in the NHL, usually finishing at the top of the league. They have a great team with big name players like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz, and James Neal. Henrik Lundqvist is going to face a lot of shots tonight, as Pittsburgh plays a lot of offense. However, the goaltending is less impressive. The Rangers could easily create opportunities and capitalize on them once getting used their style of play.
Another New York vs. Pennsylvania series is on its way, starting tonight in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 7 pm at the Consol Energy Arena.