Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers (-165, 5.5)
The Philadelphia Flyers secured their first win of the season at the expense of the New York Rangers. The Flyers will look to get the better of their Atlantic Division rival for second time in six days when they visit Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. Coach Peter Laviolette's club will need to put forth a better effort than the one it produced in its last outing. Tampa Bay drilled Philadelphia by scoring five unanswered goals en route to a 5-1 victory Sunday.
New York also knows a thing or two about five unanswered goals, having netted that many in a 5-2 triumph over fellow Original Six rival Toronto on Saturday. Marian Gaborik collected two goals and as many assists as the Rangers scored four times in the third period. That offensive firepower was noticeably absent in New York's 2-1 setback to Philadelphia on Thursday.TV:
7 p.m. ET, CSN Philadelphia, MSG (New York)ABOUT THE FLYERS (2-4-0, 2-3-0 over/under):
Michael Leighton's season debut left a lot to be desired. Playing in his first NHL game since the 2011 playoffs, Leighton yielded all five goals - including a couple soft ones - to the Lightning. Ilya Bryzgalov is expected to return to the crease Tuesday. The 32-year-old Russian stopped 18 shots to record only his second career victory in seven starts (2-5-0) versus the Rangers.ABOUT THE RANGERS (2-3-0, 3-2-0 over/under):
Although the celebrated top line of Gaborik, Brad Richards and Rick Nash collected eight points against the Maple Leafs, it was nowhere to be found versus the Flyers. "We're not getting enough good plays from our top guys," coach John Tortorella said after that game. "... I thought we got some good shifts, but our top guys - Gabby, Richards, Nasher - just have to get going more." Gaborik had the lone assist on Taylor Pyatt's goal in the loss.
* Over is 4-1 in the last five meetings in New York.
* Flyers are 1-8 in the last nine meetings.
* Flyers are 0-4 in the last four meetings in New York.OVERTIME:
1. After reaching an agreement with the team Saturday, veteran free agent C Jason Arnott failed his physical, according to TSN.ca and ESPNNewYork.com. The 38-year-old has played in 1,244 games during his 18-year career.
2. RW Wayne Simmonds, who had a goal and an assist versus the Rangers, has four points to share the team lead with captain Claude Giroux and RW Matt Read.
3. The Rangers had won eight straight against the Flyers prior to Thursday's loss.