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Flyers Gameday: 4/3/2022 @ NYR

April 3, 2022, 11:43 AM ET [255 Comments]
Bill Meltzer
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UPDATE 5:45 PM EDT

Zack MacEwen was banged up in his fight with Wayne Simmonds on Saturday night and will miss Sunday's game against the Rangers. Nick Seeler is also out due to injury. Keith Yandle will remain a healthy scratch and Kevin Connauton will enter the lineup paired with Ronnie Attard. As expected, Martin Jones is in goal. Additionally, Mike Yeo has changed around several forward line combinations including having Travis Konecny play his off-wing.

11 Travis Konecny - 86 Joel Farabee - 89 Cam Atkinson
25 James van Riemsdyk - 13 Kevin Hayes - 74 Owen Tippett
49 Noah Cates - 48 Morgan Frost - 42 Hayden Hodgson
23 Oskar Lindblom - 38 Patrick Brown - 44 Nate Thompson

9 Ivan Provorov - 45 Cam York
6 Travis Sanheim - 70 Rasmus Ristolainen
8 Kevin Connauton - 47 Ronnie Attard

35 Martin Jones
[79 Carter Hart]

Scratches: 3 Keith Yandle (healthy), 24 Nick Seeler (injury), 17 Zack MacEwen (injury)


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Game 69 Preview: Flyers @ Rangers

Mike Yeo's Philadelphia Flyers (21-36-11) are in Manhattan on Sunday to take on Gerard Gallant's New York Rangers (44-20-5) at Madison Square Garden. Game time is 7:00 p.m. EDT (NBCSP, 93.3 WMMR).

This is the third of four meetings this season between the Metro Division teams: the second and final game at MSG. The Flyers are 0-2-0 against the Rangers so far this season.

The Flyers lost a 4-1 decision in New York on Dec. 1 and a 3-2 game in Philadelphia on Jan. 15. The season series will conclude on April 13 back at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers, who are 1-5-0 in their last six games, are playing the second game of a weekend back-to-back. On Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center, the Flyers lost, 6-3, to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The score was tied at 0-0 after the first period and 2-2 after the second before the Maple Leafs pulled away in the third. Ivan Provorov notched two goals and an assist in a losing cause, while Kevin Hayes had a goal and an assist.

Keith Yandle's NHL record ironman streak of 989 consecutive regular season games played

The Rangers, who are 7-3-0 over their last 10 games and 4-1-0 in the last five, were idle on Saturday night. The team was shut out on home ice by the New York Islanders by a 3-0 score on Friday.

For Sunday's game, Martin Jones will be in net for the Flyers. There is no morning skate. Yeo will speak to the media at 4:30 p.m. EDT to provide lineup updates. On the Rangers' side, Gallant will speak at 5:00 p.m. on the fifth-floor press room at MSG. Lineups will posted shortly before game time.

For an in-depth preview of Sunday's game, see Five Things on PhiladelphiaFlyers.com.
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