By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor
What was supposed to be a busy start to the week for the Flyers had a brief pause on Tuesday with the postponement of their home game against the New York Islanders. That erased a back-to-back on the schedule and allowed for a little more time to rest and regroup following a sixth straight loss on Sunday night.
The Flyers pay a visit to the New York Rangers for the first time this season, and get a former Ranger back in their lineup as well, hoping this could be one of the internal improvements that starts to turn their season.
Game time is 7 p.m.
Carter Hart will be back in goal for the Flyers. His last start on Friday against the Hurricanes was his worst of the season to date, allowing six goals on 36 shots. After making 10 straight starts allowing three goals or less, Hart has combined to allowed 10 goals in his last two games, so he's looking for a bounce-back as much as the rest of the team.
It's been a solid season for Igor Shesterkin, who is expected between the pipes for the Rangers. Shesterkin has won his last two starts and earned a win in relief against Buffalo on Nov. 21. Shesterkin has won six of his last seven games since his worst start of the season, allowing six goals to the Calgary Flames on Nov. 6. Shesterkin has allowed 13 goals total in the seven games since.
Flyers Scratches: Ryan Ellis (injury), Derick Brassard (injury), Nate Thompson (injury), Patrick Brown (injury), Max Willman (healthy)
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