By: Tom Dougherty | @todougherty

It will be an important weekend for the Philadelphia Flyers.

With two day games against New Jersey and the Rangers, the Flyers have an opportunity to leapfrog New York for the Atlantic division lead, but it’s not going to be an easy two games.

The Flyers have taken care of business against the Devils in three games this season. With a 2-0-1 record in three meetings, the Flyers easily handled Jersey with a 4-1 victory the last time these two teams met.

But, New Jersey currently sits in seventh place in the East and is a borderline playoff team. Johan Hedberg has been solid for the Devils, and Patrik Elias, Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Praise have been carrying the team’s offense.

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