Momentum for Sunday?
The Flyers hope they can begin Sunday's 1 p.m. matchup at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers the way they ended Saturday's 6-4 loss to the visiting New Jersey Devils
After trailing by 6-0 through two periods, the Flyers blitzed the Devils with four goals in final 20 minutes.
"It was frustrating because I really feel we played our best period, but we were down 6-0," said Claude Giroux, who had a goal and an assist. "Hopefully we can get momentum for the next game, and it is going to be a big game for us and we can take that [third period] as a positive even though we lost."
The Rangers lead the Eastern Conference with 69 points in 49 games. The Flyers have 66 points in 51 games.
Sunday's game will be the first meeting between the two since the Rangers' 3-2 win over the Flyers on Jan. 2 at Citizens Bank Park in the Winter Classic. This season the Flyers are 0-3 against the Rangers, having been outscored, 9-4.
Left winger Scott Hartnell didn't mince any words when talking about the first two periods, which ended with the Flyers trailing, 6-0.
"Those first two periods I was embarrassed to be a Philadelphia Flyer," Hartnell said. "We came out with no jam, no intensity."