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by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer



RANGERS (12-8-2) at FLYERS (9-10-2)

1 p.m. ET; NBC



The Game

The New York Rangers will try to win their fourth straight game when they play the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center in the 2018 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown on Friday.

The Rangers are 9-1-1 since Oct. 30. Henrik Lundqvist is expected to start in goal.

The Flyers have lost four in a row (0-3-1), including 5-2 to the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday, when they trailed 4-0 in the first period. Philadelphia has allowed the first goal in all four games.

Calvin Pickard is expected to start in goal for the Flyers.



Players to watch
Rangers forward Filip Chytil has a goal in five straight games. The 19-year-old is the 20th teenager in NHL history to score in five straight.

Flyers center Sean Couturier has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in his past 10 games.



They said it
"I really didn't know what to expect, but after seeing them in training camp, the first time with them, I knew they were really good players and I knew why the organization felt the way they did about them and why everyone was so optimistic about our future. They certainly haven't disappointed. … They're really good players and they've proven that night in and night out." -- Rangers coach David Quinn on the team's young players



"It's not acceptable. I'm pretty [angry]." -- Flyers captain Claude Giroux following the loss against the Sabres



Rangers projected lineup
Vladislav Namestnikov -- Mika Zibanejad -- Jesper Fast

Chris Kreider -- Kevin Hayes -- Filip Chytil

Jimmy Vesey -- Brett Howden -- Ryan Strome

Mats Zuccarello -- Lias Andersson -- Steven Fogarty

Marc Staal -- Neal Pionk

Fredrik Claesson-- Kevin Shattenkirk

Brady Skjei -- Tony DeAngelo

Henrik Lundqvist

Alexandar Georgiev

Scratched: Brendan Smith

Injured: Adam McQuaid (lower body), Pavel Buchnevich (broken thumb), Cody McLeod (fractured left hand)



Flyers projected lineup
Claude Giroux -- Sean Couturier -- Travis Konecny

Oskar Lindblom -- Nolan Patrick -- Jakub Voracek

James van Riemsdyk -- Jordan Weal -- Wayne Simmonds

Dale Weise -- Scott Laughton -- Jori Lehtera

Ivan Provorov -- Robert Hagg

Shayne Gostisbehere -- Christian Folin

Travis Sanheim -- Radko Gudas

Calvin Pickard

Alex Lyon

Scratched: Andrew MacDonald, Tyrell Goulbourne

Injured: Michael Raffl (lower body), Corban Knight (collarbone), Michal Neuvirth (lower body), Brian Elliott (lower body)



Status report
Quinn is hopeful Zuccarello will play after missing three straight games and six of the past seven with a groin injury. If Zuccarello can't play, the Rangers will have 11 healthy forwards and play seven defensemen. … McLeod could be out 4-6 weeks with a broken left hand he sustained Wednesday against the New York Islanders. … The Flyers recalled Goulbourne from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League on Thursday. They loaned Nicolas Aube-Kubel to Lehigh Valley.



Stat pack
Kreider has 11 points (six goals, five assists) in the past eight games. … Simmonds has scored in consecutive games.