Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers Stanley Cup playoffs game 1 will begin at 4 p.m. PST/7 p.m. ET on April 17, 2014. The No. 6 seed Flyers will visit the Rangers at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Information on how to watch the Flyers vs. Rangers game on live stream free can be found below.
The Flyers are known to break the rules, provoking, inciting, and pestering their opponents. Only eight NHL teams were penalized fewer minutes this season. It is expected that Flyers will attempt to intimidate physically or mentally the Rangers.
In response, the Rangers, who have matched the intensity, but not the penalty minutes, will try their best to maintain a cool head as they receive the visiting Flyers.
The Rangers' forward Derick Brassard who left practice early with back pain will be good to play on Thursday. Defenseman Ryan McDonagh, who missed the final five games of regular season with a shoulder injury, will return.
Flyers have not won at Madison Square Garden since Feb. 20, 2011. The players have expressed that they are focused on Game 1.
""We're going in there to win and it doesn't matter what happened the last three years or whatever," said veteran forward Vincent Lecavalier, the NHL.com reported. "It's a series. We'll take it one game at a time."
Meanwhile, Flyers captain Claude Giroux became NHL's third-most scorer after putting in three goals and four assists in the final four regular-season games, according to NHL.com.
The game will also be available on TV/Broadband/Mobile through NHL GameCenter Live, a subscription service offering streaming video of live out-of-market, regular season games, and on-demand replays.
Game broadcasts that are available to watch on television in your local market and nationally televised games are available to watch live or within 48 hours of game completion. The list of channel providers for NHL Network in USA and Canada can be found here.
Flyers' flagship radio is 97.5 FM The Fantastic for the fans in Philadelphia. The Fantastic will carry 64 regular season games, with the remaining 18 games airing on Greater Media sister station 93.3 WMMR due to scheduling conflicts. To listen to the game online, click here.
Flyers vs. Rangers game will be televised nationally on CNBC and TSN, and locally on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (CSNP) and Madison Square Garden (MSG). Free online live stream can be accessed through NBCSports.com/livextra.