Rangers/Flyers (For the Third Time This Season) to be Game of the Week April 3rd
March 17, 2011 2 Comments
Just confirmed by the Commissioner on his weekly radio show. Oh well.
NEW YORK (March 17, 2011) –The Sunday, April 3, New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers game has been flexed as NBC Sports’ “NHL Game of the Week” and will be played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia at 12:30 p.m. ET, the National Hockey League and NBC Sports announced today.
As these clubs meet for the final time this season — both in hot pursuit of playoff spots — it will evoke memories of the final game of the 2009-10 regular season, in which the Flyers clinched their place in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a win over the Rangers in a shootout, simultaneously ending the Blueshirts’ season. In their five previous meetings this season, the Flyers have come out on top four times to the Rangers’ one.
The Rangers currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings and seventh in the Eastern Conference with a record of 37-30-4 (78 pts). The Flyers lead both the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference with a record of 43-19-7 (93 pts).
At least 13 days prior to the scheduled game, one game is selected for broadcast on NBC. All NBC games will be broadcast on Sundays and all games will be presented in HD. Games not flexed to NBC will be available to the teams’ regional carriers and remain at the originally announced start time. The April 3 match-up was first announced on the Thursday, March 17, edition of “NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman” on NHL.com and SIRIUS XM Radio airing from 6-7 p.m. ET. All subsequent flexed games will be announced on NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman.
Upcoming 2011 NBC Game of the Week Regular-Season Flexible Schedule
Mar. 20 NY RANGERS at PITTSBURGH 12:30 p.m. ET
Apr. 3 NY RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA 12:30 p.m. ET
Apr. 10 Boston at New Jersey OR
Pittsburgh at Atlanta OR
Detroit at Chicago OR
Dallas at Minnesota TBD