Rangers-Darroll Powe: One of the true unsung heroes from the Rangers 1-0 overtime win on Saturday, Powe was a physical presence all night against the Islanders---a true foot soldier who helped his team snag two very important points in the standings. His thunderous hit on Mark Streit was as perfect and as effective as a hit can be. But that is what Powe brings to the Rangers on a nightly basis--along with some rock-solid penalty killing. Of course it would be a huge lift if Powe could provide a goal here and there---he came awfully close on a falling down second-effort shot against the Islanders Saturday---but he is still looking for his first goal of the season. In fact he is without a single point in 35 games this season. Powe has gone 38 games dating back to March 31st of last season since his last goal, and is at 48 games without an assist. Perhaps facing his former club, the Flyers, tonight will be the tonic Powe needs to break through offensively. He has never scored fewer than six goals in any NHL season.
Flyers-Scott Hartnell: It has been an injury-ravaged season for Hartnell, who scored a career-high 37 goals a year ago. As such, Hartnell has been limited to only seven goals and 10 points in 26 games played this season. However three of those goals came last night in the Flyers 7-3 victory over the Canadiens, with Hartnell notching his seventh career Hat Trick. It will be interesting to see if Hartnell---a true heart and soul player who is as rugged as he is skilled---can follow it up with a bi game against the Rangers, a team he most certainly does not have any love for.