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The Philadelphia Flyers will try to get by without their No. Tom Carroll Hotspur Jersey . 1 goaltender when they visit the New York Rangers on Thursday for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The Flyers announced Wednesday that Steve Mason will not suit up for the opener of this best-of-seven series. Ray Emery will get the start instead and Cal Heeter, who made his NHL debut Sunday in a loss to Carolina, will serve as the backup. Watch the game on TSN and TSN GO at 7pm et/4pm pt. In 36 career playoff games, Emery is 20-15 with a 2.57 goals-against average, .903 save percentage and three shutouts. He led Ottawa to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007, but hasnt seen action in the postseason since playing for Anaheim in 2011. Emery was the backup to Corey Crawford in Chicagos run to a Stanley Cup title last spring, but didnt get into a game. "I get excited to play in these situations, especially the playoffs, especially with a group like this," Emery said. Of course, Henrik Lundqvist will be the goaltender across the rink from Emery. The Rangers undisputed No. 1 netminder had another solid campaign in 2013-14, setting club records for regular season wins and shutouts along the way. Although the 32-year-old Swede was 33-24-5 with a 2.36 goals against average and .920 save percentage it still was a down season by Lundqvists lofty standards. His GAA was the highest its been since Lundqvist posted a 2.38 in 2009-10 and the netminders save percentage was his worst effort since finishing the 2008-09 campaign at .916. New York only has made it out of the second round once since Lundqvist took over the starting role in 2005-06, but its hardly been his fault. In 67 playoff games, Lundqvist has posted a 2.28 GAA and .920 save percentage. The Flyers and Rangers have been divisional rivals for decades, but this series marks the first playoff meeting between the clubs since 1997 when Philadelphia downed New York in five games for the Eastern Conference title. Overall, Philadelphia has won six of the 10 playoff series between the franchises and has claimed three straight and four of the past five encounters. The Flyers and Rangers split four meetings in 2013-14, with each team winning twice at its home arena. New Yorks home-ice advantage could loom large in this series, as the Blueshirts have claimed eight in a row at home against the Flyers, who last won at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 20, 2011. The Rangers finished second in the Metropolitan Division and two points ahead of Philadelphia to capture home ice in this series. Flyers captain and star centerman Claude Giroux only managed two assists in the four meetings with the Rangers this season and thats certainly not a good sign for Philadelphia. Forward Matt Read and defenseman Mark Streit were the best offensive players for the Flyers in the season series, posting one goal and two assists apiece. Meanwhile, New Yorks best weapon against the Flyers this season was speedy forward Chris Kreider, who had two goals and two assists in three games against Philly but does not expect to play in this set. Brad Richards had one goal and two assists over four games, while Rick Nash had a goal and an assist in three outings. Lundqvist went 2-1-0 with a 2.03 GAA against the Flyers this season. Emery did not face New York this season, but is 7-2-0 with a 1.87 GAA in 10 career regular-season games against the Blueshirts. One concern for New York heading into the opening round is the health of No. 1 defenseman Ryan McDonagh, who sat out the last five games of the regular season with a bruised left shoulder. Although McDonagh expects to play in Game 1, it will be interesting to see how his shoulder holds up against the postseason grind. McDonagh led New Yorks blue line this season in goals (14), assists (29), plus-minus (plus-11), penalty minutes (36) and shots (177). He also led the club with an average ice time of 24 minutes, 59 seconds and finished fifth on the teams overall scoring list with 43 points. Rangers forward Derick Brassard left practice on Tuesday with a back issue, but expects to play tonight. Brassard was fourth on the team this season with 45 points off 18 goals and 27 assists. Philadelphias Steve Downie is out with an upper-body injury, but fellow forward Zac Rinaldo could play Thursday after completing a four-game suspension. Rinaldo received the ban for delivering a head shot against Buffalo defenseman Chad Ruhwedel on April 6. New York will host the second tilt of this series on Sunday before the venue shifts to Philadelphia for Games 3 and 4. The Rangers were 20-17-4 as the home club this season, while Philly was 18-16-7 as the guest. Projected Rangers lines Nash - Stepan - St. LouisPouliot - Brassard - ZuccarelloHagelin - Richards - FastBoyle - Moore - Dorsett McDonagh - GirardiStaal - StralmanMoore - Klein Lundqvist - Talbot Projected Flyers lines Hartnell - Giroux - VoracekRaffl - Schenn - SimmondsRead - Couturier - AkesonRinaldo - Lecavalier - Hall Timonen - CoburnStreit - GrossmannMacDonald - Schenn Emery - Heeter Nacer Chadli Hotspur Shirts . - Their offence is underperforming. Danny Rose Jersey . -- Craig Anderson has quite a record against his former team, the Florida Panthers. http://www.hotspurfcstore.com/c-5-danny-rose-tottenham-hotspur-fc-jersey.aspx .C. -- Only two Syracuse teams have won their first 20 games, and C.NEW YORK, N.Y. - In the locker room, the win meant a whole lot to Rex Ryan and his players. On social media, it felt more like a loss to some New York Jets fans.Welcome to the bizarre paradox that has become the Jets 3-11 season.Were going to go out every Sunday and try to get a W no matter whats going on, right tackle Breno Giacomini said Monday, no matter what our record is.But this is the type of year this has been for the Jets: They beat the Tennessee Titans 16-11 for their first road win on Sunday — and some fans were upset. Twitter was filled with fans disappointed that the Titans — yes, the Jets opponent — couldnt pull off a late comeback win.Thats because they viewed New Yorks win as costly, with their team falling to sixth in the NFL draft order and maybe out of reach for top quarterback prospects Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, both Heisman Trophy winners.Obviously, you play the game to win, but theyre fans, you know? Giacomini said. Theyre looking down into the future, and theyre entitled to their opinion. If theyre that interested in the team, thats a good thing. Theyre loyal fans, which is a good thing out of this.According to the sports analytics site numberfire.com, the Jets chances of getting the No. 1 overall pick dropped from 11.82 per cent last week to 0.02 per cent. A pack of 2-12 teams — Oakland, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville and Tennessee — and 3-11 Washington are all projected, based on projections by the site, to finish ahead of the Jets.That means the win at Tennessee might have knocked New York clear out of the running to kick off the draft in April. Even Donald Trump weighed in on Twitter, agreeing with the fans who wanted to see the Titans pull off a lateral-filled winning touchdown on the last play Sunday.The Jets should have let them score to get the number one draft pick, who will be really good, Trump tweeted. It will just never change for them!Other fans, though, were just happy to watch the Jets win — especially during a season in which there haave been so few. Vincent Janssen Jersey. Im not caught up into the hype as far as the media coverage with what people are saying, linebacker Quinton Coples said. Our job is to compete and play hard, not only for ourselves, but for the organization, period. Everything else will handle itself.The Jets posted a video of Ryans celebratory locker room speech posted on the teams website after the game. With owner Woody Johnson — the man who controls Ryans future — watching and listening intently, left tackle DBrickashaw Ferguson awarded the game ball to Ryan.Weve been all battling and weve been all struggling, Ferguson said. But we really appreciate everything youve done, Coach.Ryan later handed the game ball off to his father Buddy, who was at the game despite battling several illnesses in recent years, including bouts of cancer, some strokes and encephalitis.With the younger Ryans future uncertain, it was perhaps one last chance for the 83-year-old Buddy Ryan to see his son coach the Jets.It was a little extra motivation with my Dad being in the stadium able to watch the game, Rex Ryan said. He hasnt been able to do that this year, so that felt really good and felt better to give him the ball.The Jets and Ryan have possibly just two more games left together — against AFC East division rivals New England and Miami. Thats all the coach is focused on, not whether he and maybe even general manager John Idzik are in their last days with the organization.Its not hard for me to do, Ryan said. Im a confident person, and I think Im a decent football coach and I think people who know the game realize that. So, I dont worry about it.Several players are trying not to think that far ahead, either, but they continue to express their respect for Ryan.I dont want him to go anywhere, Giacomini said. We all know this is a business, so Im going to do what I can do and that is to go out there and fight for my head coach on the field.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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