After losing the first three games of the shortened NHL season, the Philadelphia Flyers will attempt to snap their losing streak at home Thursday night against the New York Rangers.
Thursday night's meeting is the first of five against the Rangers.
As the Flyers look to avoid their first 0-4 start in franchise history, their lineup will be without both Brayden Schenn and Scott Hartnell. Schenn was given a one-game suspension on Wednesday, while Hartnell will be out indefinitely due to an injury to his left foot.
FOX 29's Howard Eskin reports Hartnell could be out for as long as a month.
Thursday weather looks damp and stormy. It will be mild and muggy to start with spotty showers early followed by afternoon and evening storms. Highs in the upper 70s with winds out of the SW 5-10 mph. Some of the storms will produce locally heavy rain and gusty winds.
This system is from the same cold front that caused the midwest tornadoes. It will also usher in cooler air for the holiday weekend.