Flyers vs. Rangers preview: Atlantic Division rivals to meet on Tuesday night

Chris Trotman

The New York Rangers will host the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

The Philadelphia Flyers (2-4-0) will challenge the New York Rangers (2-3-0) for the second time this season when the two teams meet at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

Philadelphia will be entering the game off a disappointing 5-1 loss at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. After dishing out an equally lop-sided 7-1 final score over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night, the Flyers failed to display the same kind of offensive potency the following day.

With penalty problems piling up against Tampa Bay, special teams was something the club expressed an interest in improving. Entering Tuesday night's game, the Flyers are ranked 27th in the league in penalty killing (69 percent) and 24th on power play (12.9 percent).

New York also has significant areas they are looking to improve upon.

With a star-studded first line composed of Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik and Rick Nash, the Rangers have struggled to find secondary scoring. Head coach John Tortorella has made it abundantly clear that he needs to find some way to generate more balance throughout the lineup and is open to breaking up the power trio.

The Rangers will be entering the game off a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Henrik Lundqvist (2-3-0, .893 save percentage, 3.13 GAA) is expected to start, as is Ilya Bryzgalov (2-3-0, .923 save percentage, 2.21 GAA).

Tuesday night's game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and MSG.

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