NHL Puts Together Another Awesome Preview for Flyers-Rangers

On the heels of last week’s solid video for Pens-Wings, check out this video for Sunday’s NBC game.  This time around, it’s the Flyers and Rangers at the Garden.

Here’s NBC’s Press Release for the game:

NEW YORK – Feb. 12, 2009 – The New York Rangers will host their fierce rival the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL Game of the Week, Sunday, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, presented in high definition. Mike “Doc” Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (inside-the-glass reporter) call the action. McGuire will pull double duty, hosting NBC’s studio show alongside analyst Mike Milbury on site at Madison Square Garden. NBC’s NHL coverage is produced by Sam Flood, the son of a hockey coach and former captain of the Williams College hockey team. 

With a win last night, the Ranger pulled even with the Flyers in the Eastern Conference standings with the Flyers holding three games in hand. The Rangers, losers of five of their last six, seek to rebound against a Philly team that has won its last two on the road. Jeff Carter leads the Flyers with 34 goals and 58 points, both career bests. His 34 goals rank second in the NHL. The Rangers are led by their stellar netminder Henrik Lundqvist, a three-time Vezina Trophy finalist. 

MCGUIRE ON THE RANGERS TROUBLES: “Everybody’s in a funk for the Rangers at the same time. They need to find a way to score goals, that’s obvious. Even earlier in the season, when they were winning, it was with team defense and goaltending. Their puck movement from their defense, supposedly a strength, has been a glaring weakness. And they miss Jaromir Jagr. He and Marty Straka opened up so much room for everyone else on the ice.”

MILBURY ON THE RIVALRY: “There are no two ways about it, these teams hate each other and always will.” 

PENGUINS AT CAPITALS FLEXED INTO FEB. 22 “GAME OF THE WEEK”: The Sunday, Feb. 22 contest between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals has been selected for the “NHL Game of the Week” on NBC. Puck drop is at 12:30 p.m. ET. The game features some of the game’s brightest young stars including Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby of the Penguins, and Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals, who rank 1-3 respectively in the NHL in points. 

MCGUIRE ON OVECHKIN: “He’s the best player in the world. You have to go all the way back to ‘Rocket’ Richard to find a player like him.” 

NBCSPORTS.COM & NHL.COM PRESENT “STAR-CAM”: NBCSports.com and NHL.com will offer a “Star-cam” in conjunction with NBC broadcasts, which will follow one player on each team throughout each of his shifts. Following the game, NBCSports.com will present a post-game show with game highlights and highlights from “Star-cam” and “Net-cam,” along with analysis from McGuire and Milbury. 


One Response to NHL Puts Together Another Awesome Preview for Flyers-Rangers

  1. That’s actually a reasonably good advertisment. I’m not used to those, being a Thrashers fan.

    You know, it’s not that I’m a blogwhore (yes it is), but i honest-to-the-lord think Puck the Media is one of the more interesting and unique hockey blogs out there. Really.

    If you feel up to it, could you add the Blueland Chronicle to your esteem-dispensing blogroll? http://bluelandchronicle.blogspot.com

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