The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers rookie will battle again to start their pre-season festivities.
According to the PPL Center website:
The best young players and future stars of the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers are coming to Lehigh Valley this September! This exciting weekend series will be a great way for fans to kick off the hockey season as they take on the future stars of both teams.
The first game will be at 7:05 PM ET on Friday (9/16) followed by the final on Saturday (9/17) starting at 5:05 PM ET. Both games will be played in Pennsylvania and tickets are now on sale.
Better predictions for the New York Rangers
The New York Rangers development camp was held last July and included 37 opportunities.
Strikers Brennan Osman and Will Coyle, along with goalkeeper Dylan Garand, were among the top potential players. In addition, all six draft picks from 2022 were there including Adam Sikora (Second round – 63).research and development Overall) and Bryce McConnell Parker (Third round – 97The tenth Inclusive).
Other notable attendees included the Ryder Korczak Center, Brett Berard, and Adam Edstrom. With Rangers clearly lacking midfield opportunities, Korczak is one of their best. For Berard and Edstrom, both are energy guys who could play checking roles in the bottom six sooner rather than later.
Many potential clients who attended the development camp are expected to be in the junior camp.
The full development camp list is here.
Rising team Rangers prepares to face the Flyers
Last year, the teams split the two game series.
For the Rangers, one line was standing head and shoulders above the rest. It features Morgan Barron in the center with Will Cuylle and Lauri Pajuniemi on his wings. Since then, Barron has traded the Winnipeg Jets to hire Andrew Copp in the playoffs last season.
In defense, Zach Jones and Nils Lundqvist were some of the highlights. They used the rookie camp all the way to the training camp. Lundkvist won his sixth d-man to start the season before he was sent off in December. In the end, Jones made his way back and played in 12 games.
Let’s take a walk down memory lane and recap last year’s competitions.
Summary of the first game: Flyers 6 vs Rangers 3
The rookie Flyers jumped to a 3-0 lead after one stint on the strength of two goals in the power game.
In the second period, it was Morgan Barron who got the rookie Rangers on the board first. This was followed by Lauri Pajuniemi’s advice which was rejected on the grounds of offside. Patrick Khodorenko will score the second goal for Rangers, which was followed by Pagoniemi’s sniping from Will Coyle’s feed.
The period ended with another Flyers PP goal which gave them a 4-3 lead.
Philly will open the scoring in third place and finish it with an empty net goal to win 6-3.
In the end, there were plenty of penalties by a rookie Rangers team. The Flyers scored 3 PP goals in the competition which was too much to beat.
Game Summary 2: Rangers 3 vs Flyers 2
The Flyers jumped again early thanks to their strong play. The score was 2-0 and could have been worse, but goalkeeper Talin Boyko stood tall in the goal. New York picked a netminder 6-8 in the fourth round of the 2021 draft.
In the second period, the Rangers went on to work on the man advantage and were led by the superb play of Zach Jones. He looked excellent as QB and got two key passes as Will Cuylle scored twice.
Cuylle’s first tally looked like a quick recovery ahead.
Cuylle’s second was the PP tip up front.
The third period was held at 2 when potential client Nils Lundqvist finally broke through. The winner of the Salming Trophy Award for Best Swedish-born Defensive Player came in from the right-hand side to give the Blueshirts a 3-2 lead. The difference between night and day was from Nils compared to the first match.
It ended up being the winner of the game as the 2020 Draft, and Dylan Garand was notable in resting Boyko.