Five games at home. Five chances for the Flyers to save their season and put themselves in playoff contention.

And as coach Peter Laviolette would tell you, can’t play all five at once.

So what’s the message from the Flyers' leadership group to the dressing room with the eighth-seeded Rangers invading the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday?

“We’ve got five home games coming up - this is our week,” Timonen said on Monday at Skate Zone. “We got to get some wins together. If you look at the last two games, I think we played pretty good. Tampa Bay, we played pretty well and didn’t get the result. Last night we battled hard and didn’t get the results but now we’re coming home and now it’s the time to get some wins. Everybody knows the standings. It’s everywhere. I can’t deny I am not looking at the standings. To me, my personal message to the guys is: 'It is still in our hands. We can control our destiny.'

“This week coming up is huge for us. And it starts tomorrow with the Rangers in the eighth spot. That is a huge game.”

It figures to be one of the toughest weeks in the Flyers' lockout-shortened season. After the Rangers, they’ll face the Islanders (on Thursday) and then back-to-back games against Boston and Washington this weekend.

“It’s an important game coming up,” Laviolette said. “We can’t play the fifth one. We can play the one tomorrow night and make sure we’re ready to play.”