The Flyers, winners of four straight, can slip past the slumping Rangers with a victory Tuesday in New York.
The defenseman will return after missing Saturday's game with the flu, and he will try to help the Flyers beat the sagging Rangers.
The Flyers, 12-4-1 since their 10-game losing skid ended, will take a four-game winning streak into Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.
The Flyers held on to their lead to beat the Devils behind three points from Sean Couturier.
This is the first of four meetings between the teams this season. All four of those games will come inside of the next month: Jan.20 in Philly, Feb. 1 in Newark, Feb. 13 back in Philly. Including playoffs, the Flyers are 127-123-18 all time against the Devils, but are 51-74-8 on the road.
Sean Couturier's climb toward becoming one of the NHL's top scorers actually started in the last 20 games of last year.
The Flyers will return to action Saturday night in New Jersey in the first NHL matchup between the two players drafted 1-2 in last June's draft: the Devils' Nico Hischier and Philadelphia's Nolan Patrick.
Winger Tyrell Goulbourne was recalled from the Phantoms and is expected to be in the Flyers' lineup when they play in New Jersey on Saturday night.
Since their 10-game winless streak that nearly doomed them, the Flyers are 11-4-1.
It is the Flyers captain's third selection in four years and the fifth in his career.
The Flyers' defenseman is doing things that, if done consistently, would make him one of the NHL's best at his position.
"For a Canadian kid to play in the World Juniors is certainly more pressure than they've ever faced," Flyers GM Ron Hextall said of Carter Hart.
Despite a 10-game losing streak earlier this season, the Flyers are in the thick of the playoff race at the midway point.