Road Trip Starts In Philly Tonight

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Players To Watch

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Rangers-Rick Nash: With the Rangers struggling ever so mightily to put the puck in the net---they've scored just nine goals in their last seven games and have an Eastern Conference low 73 on the season---the team's top goal scorer and offensive threat needs to find his finish as soon as possible. Nash does have a team-high ten goals in 27 games played so far this season, but only one of those goals has been scored in the past eight games. And this dry spell has arrived on the heels of his hottest of hot streaks this season when he scored six goals in a five game stretch upon returning from injury. Nash is sitting on 299 career goals, and the Rangers need to see him reach that 300-goal milestone---and blow right past it---ASAP.

 

Flyers-Kimmo Timonen: The Flyers alternate captain played in his 1,000th NHL game last Monday in Tampa Bay, an impressive milestone which surprised many hockey fans considering how underrated and overlooked Timonen often is. An extremely steady two-way defenseman, who is as consistent from game to game as he is from season to season, Timonen has three goals, 16 assists and 19 points this season, coming off his eighth 40+ point season last year when he notched 43 points. Others are more flashy, but few have remained as consistent as this former Nashville Predator, who is now in his sixth season with the Flyers.