Lineup changes as Flyers face Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers' Andreas Lilja during an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

NEW YORK _ The Flyers, coming off a 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay, will be making a few lineup changes Tuesday night against the New York Rangers.

Defenseman Andreas Lilja will make his season debut, Ilya Bryzglaov will be back in the nets, and it appears that winger Zac Rinaldo _ who has missed the last four games with a leg laceration _ will replace Tye McGinn, who has been impressive since being recalled from the AHL Phantoms.

Defenseman Kurtis Foster will be a healthy scratch.

The Flyers are trying to bounce back from their awful performance in Tampa Bay on Sunday.

“I don’t know if it was because it was back-to-back (games), but mentally, we weren’t there; we weren’t playing the way we want to play,” captain Claude Giroux said after Tuesday’s morning skate at Madison Square Garden. “We had a day off yesterday and got some rest, and tonight’s going to be a good test for us.”

Danny Briere will again be at right wing, but his wrist is improving and he said he may be able to take a few faceoffs Tuesday night.

Bryzglaov will face Henrik Lundqvist.

Winger Tom Sestito played in the 2-1 win over the Rangers Thursday, and he was on a regular unit at the morning skate.

The Flyers’ probable lineup:

* Simmonds-Giroux-Read.

* Talbot-Couturier-Voracek.

 * Knuble-Schenn-Briere.

  * Rinaldo-Fedotenko-Sestito

    D: Schenn-Timonen; Coburn-Grossmann; Lilja-Gervais.

    G: Bryzglaov.

(more coming)