For the eleventh time in Stanley Cup Playoffs history, the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers will be facing off. The series kicks off on Wednesday night with the Rangers holding home ice at Madison Square Garden, and the team is hoping to get off to a hot start and take advantage of the fact that they will be playing in front of their home fans.
“Game 1 is the most important game we’re going to play,” Rangers head coach Alan Vigneault said, via ESPN.com. “Both teams want to get off on the right foot. If you look at all the comparisons — power play, penalty-killing, five on five, goaltending — there is so little separating us.
“It’s going to come down to good preparation on our part and the players’ part. It’s going to come down to the players going out and executing. I believe we’re going through the right process right now, and I really believe our guys want to win.
How can you tune in to the start of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs? Here is all the information you will need to catch all of the action between the Flyers and Rangers on Thursday night:
Date: Thursday, April 17
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: New York, New York
Venue: Madison Square Garden
TV Info: CNBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Series Record: Tied, 0-0
|DATE ||TIME (ET)|| vs. ||NETWORKS|
|Thursday, April 17||7 p.m.||Philadelphia at NY Rangers||CNBC, TSN|
|Sunday, April 20||Noon||Philadelphia at NY Rangers||NBC, TSN|
|Tuesday, April 22||8 p.m.||NY Rangers at Philadelphia||CNBC, TSN|
|Friday, April 25||7 p.m.||NY Rangers at Philadelphia||CNBC, TSN|
|*Sunday, April 27||Noon||Philadelphia at NY Rangers||NBC, TSN|
|*Tuesday, April 29||TBD||NY Rangers at Philadelphia||TSN|
|*Wednesday, April 30||TBD||Philadelphia at NY Rangers||TSN|
Who do you think will start off their Stanley Cup run with a big win on Wednesday night? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.