Rangers 5, Flyers 2: Post-game notes


Courtesy of the Rangers:

March 26, 2013 (Game 32, Away Game 14)
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
Rangers 5, Flyers 2

Team Notes:

–      The Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2, tonight at Wells Fargo Center, in the first game of a three-game road trip. New York has now recorded a point in four of their last five games (3-1-1).

–      The Blueshirts improved to 16-13-3 (35 pts) overall, including a 6-7-1 mark on the road this season.

–      The Rangers have won 11 of their last 12 games against the Flyers, dating back to a 7-0 win at MSG on Mar. 6, 2011. The Blueshirts have out-scored the Flyers, 46-20, over the span.

–      The Blueshirts have won five of their last six games at Philadelphia, out-scoring the Flyers, 22-13, over the span.

–      The Rangers improved to 9-0-0 when leading after the second period this season. New York has now registered a point in 85 consecutive games when leading after the second period, posting a record of 79-0-6 over the span. The Blueshirts’ last regulation loss in a game when entering the third with the lead was Feb. 4, 2010 (6-5 loss vs. WSH).

–      The Rangers’ power play was 1-3 (4:56) in the contest, and is now 11-55 (20.0%) in the last 20 games.

–      The Blueshirts won 41-66 faceoffs (62%), led by Derek Stepan’s game-high, 14 faceoff wins (14-25, 56%). J.T. Miller also won 10-13 faceoffs (77%) in the contest.

–      With the win, Rangers’ Head Coach John Tortorella became the 30th coach in NHL history to record 400 career coaching victories.

Player Notes:

–      Derek Stepan established a career-high with four points, including the game-winning goal and a career high-tying, three assists, won 14-25 faceoffs (56%), and posted a plus-three rating in 20:38 of ice time. He has now tallied a point in 11 of the last 14 games (seven goals, nine assists over the span).

–      Rick Nash notched two goals, including his 300th career NHL goal, added an assist on the game-winning goal, tied for the team-high with five shots on goal, was credited with three blocked shots, and posted a plus-three rating in 19:37 of ice time. He has now tallied 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in his last 18 games, including five points (three goals, two assists) in the last four games.

–      Brad Richards registered two points, including a power play goal and his 800th career NHL point with an assist, and won 7-11 faceoffs (64%) in 15:30 of ice time. He has now tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in the last two games.

–      Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves to improve to 14-12-2 overall, including a 4-6-1 mark on the road this season. It is the seventh time this season he posted 30+ saves in a game (2-4-1, 2.40 GAA, .932 Sv%), and has now held opponents to three goals or fewer in each of his last 13 games (7-5-1, 1.98 GAA, .929 Sv%).

–      Chris Kreider registered a goal, four shots, and three hits in 13:00 of ice time. He has now tallied three points (two goals, one assist) in four games against Atlantic Division opponents.

–      Michael Del Zotto tallied two assists, including one on the power play, was credited with two hits and three blocked shots, and logged 26:59 of ice time. He has now recorded five points (one goal, four assists) in the last four games.

–      Carl Hagelin registered an assist, tied for the team-high with five shots on goal, and posted a plus-three rating in 18:52 of ice time to earn third star honors. The Rangers improved to 10-2-1 when he records a point.

–      Dan Girardi tallied an assist, was credited with three hits and two blocked shots, and posted a plus-two rating in 27:32 of ice time. He has now recorded 23 assists in 40 career regular season contests against the Flyers.

–      Steve Eminger was credited with a game-high, four blocked shots, and registered three hits in 19:05 of ice time.

Team Schedule:

–      Please note the Blueshirts do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Mar. 27.

–      The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, Mar. 28, at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m. – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), as they continue their three-game road trip.



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  1. 0-0 huge point for the us in mexico city!!!! Got away with a penalty but gfeat result nontheless.

  2. SufferingSince79 on

    Coos, you still on? Guess Pidto hasn’t changed all that much. Hiding the “type A”, also hiding any knowledge of hockey.

  3. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Nice win by the boys!

    Here’s hoping we get clowe and a tough d man by the deadline and ride some mighty LA King like “momentum” into this years playoffs ;)

  4. The Rangers finally looked like a cohesive offensive team tonight. How bad did they need that…damn. But the bigger question is will it give them the momentum they need to go on a strong playoff push, as they are still in 8th and have the majority of their games remaining on the road. (10 out of 16).
    What line or lines does Zuccarello and Fast fit in, if any? I guess Newbury will be back with the Whale, and Powe will probably be benched too, as he has 0 points.

  5. SufferingSince79 on

    Coos, I’m out brother. Night, night from the home of the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks.

  6. Meriwether Lewis, so far, is encountering hostile Sioux. He give big Chiefs little medals with Jefferson’s picture on them, and funny colonial hats. They are not amused!

  7. Eddie3, have you noticed the chessboard dimensions have changed to 64,000X64,000?
    The rules of the game, the rooks shall inherit the board

  8. Coos, it’s a great advantage not to speak a language that you should, that way the social relationship goes sour much faster.

  9. Admiral Akbar on

    Five goals?? Really??

    Do my eyes deceive me? Even Richards scored?

    Great stuff to read on a sleepness night _ unless this only but a dream…

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