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Flyers' Big Three Are Back, Just In Time

The Flyers’ top line looks like its old self again.

After a stagnant few games where Scott Hartnell, Claude Giroux, and Jaromir Jagr were barely noticeable on the ice, they’ve bounced back.

In their last five games, the three have combined for 16 points.

Unfortunately, the Flyers have only won two of their last five games, despite the production from their top line.

Flyers face huge problem with Rangers

With only moments remaining in Sunday afternoon’s meeting between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers, the fans at Madison Square Garden rose to their feet.

With it plainly evident that the Rangers were going to win the game, the fans began to shower their hometown team with cheers.

They also made an astute assessment that has summarized the relationship between the two bitter rivals.

“You can’t beat us,” the crowd cheered as the game concluded.

And to this point it’s 100% accurate.

An NHL All-Star Game Mock Draft

One of the exciting things about the NHL All-Star Game, and perhaps, it's uniqueness so to say is the fact it touches back on our childhood.

Remember the days of playing pick-up hockey, or sports for that matter. You throw your sticks into the circle and someone would randomly toss a stick to each side and that would be the team you played for that day.

Well, unfortunately there will be no sticks in the ring but the sentiment is still there. Tonight at 8 PM, the NHL will hold it's second All-Star Game under the new formula: a draft-style that enables two captains to choose which all-stars they want on their squad.

The All-Star Game is meant to be fun, not competi...

Flyers Blow Two-Goal Lead, Lose Winter Classic to Rangers

As Claude Giroux’s beautiful backhanded flip went over the shoulder of Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, Philadelphia’s Winter Classic seemed like it would be a total success. The Flyers had taken a 2-0 lead on Giroux’s team-high 18th goal in front of their home fans. In Citizens Bank Park, the majority of almost 47,000 people were ecstatic.

With just 5:39 remaining in the second period, the Flyers were in the driver’s seat to victory.

Instead, they let the Rangers sit behind the wheel for the last 35 minutes en route to a 3-2 New York victory.

Mike Rupp scored his second goal of the season just 30 seconds after Giroux’s pretty tally which brought New York within a goal after two periods. A little under three minutes into the third period, Rupp doubled his season goal total and tied the game at 2-2.

Rangers Blank Isles 3-0

On Christmas Eve Saturday, New Yorkers everywhere tuned in as the New York Giants faced the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Despite getting off to an excellent start, scoring a touchdown on their opening drive, the Jets looked very much like the weaker of the two teams all game long. They could not find a big play when they needed it, and made key mistakes – none larger than Victor Cruz’s 99 yard TD catch – which cost them the game.

On Monday night at Madison Square Garden two Atlantic division rivals faced off, and again New Yorkers tuned in to watch their teams compete. This time it was the New York Rangers facing the New York Islanders. And despite a few stretches of the game where the Islanders looked to control the play, the reality is that like the Jets, they played their part of weaker team to the Rangers for the majority of the game.

Rangers continue dominance against Flyers with 4-2 win

It’s difficult not to acknowledge the Winter Classic these days.

With the annual outdoor event slowly creeping up on us, the collective mind of the hockey world is obsessed with the outdoor showdown that will be taking place in Philadelphia on January 2nd.

With all the networks gearing up their coverage, Friday night’s game between the Flyers and Rangers had a different tone than a game in late December typical has had in the past.

While all the major networks played up the fact that it was the final meeting prior to the Classic, many forgot to mention that the game was more than just a hype machine for the mega event a little over a week away.

This game also decided who would go into the holiday break with control of first place in the Atlantic Division as well as first place in the Eastern Conference.

24/7 Part II; Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole

Last week’s episode of “24/7” acted as an introduction to both teams. Feeling out the different personality types and developing main characters, the show offered more information than insight.

The second installment of the four-part series gave viewers all the behind-the-scenes action they could have hoped for, offering unique circumstances that many have never seen.

Isles and Rangers Face Off at the Garden

The Islanders are heading into the Big Apple to face their archrivals, the New York Rangers. Coming off back-to-back shootout wins (courtesy of Frans Neilsen and his patented forehand-backhand-top shelf move), the young Isles team is carrying a bit of momentum into the World’s Greatest Arena. They are playing with more confidence and finding ways to win hockey games.

This is a good thing. Because they will need every ounce of momentum, confidence, skill, (and maybe even a little luck) to leave Madison Square Garden with 2 points against the Rangers in tonight’s contest.

The Rangers (with 3 games in hand) are currently tied for 2nd in the Atlantic Division with the Pittsburgh Penguins, as they each have managed 42 points so far this season.

Atlantic Division Holiday Wishes: New York Rangers

In this 5 part series, Brian Bock informs you about the letters to Santa he ‘intercepted’ from each of the teams in the Atlantic Division. First up, the New York Rangers.

Have The Isles Become Montoya's Team?

Al Montoya has been superb this season for the New York Islanders, but with Rick DiPietro here for several more years, how much longer will his run actually last?