Flyers 4, Rangers 2: Post-game notes


Courtesy of the Rangers:

April 16, 2013 (Game 42, Away Game 21)
Wells Fargo Center –
Philadelphia, PA
Flyers 4, Rangers 2

Team Notes:

–      The Rangers were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, tonight at Wells Fargo Center, and are now 5-2-1 over their last eight games.

–      The Blueshirts have posted a record of 21-17-4 (46 pts) overall, including an 8-11-2 mark on the road this season.

–      The Rangers out-shot the Flyers, 40-22, including a 17-4 advantage in the third period.

Player Notes:

–      Derek Stepan notched a goal, tied for the game-high with five shots, and was credited with three takeaways in 22:36 of ice time. He has registered 26 points (12 goals, 14 assists) in the last 24 games, including 10 points (five goals, five assists) in the last eight contests. Stepan is now tied for the team lead in scoring with 35 points this season.

–      Mats Zuccarello tallied his first goal of the season and registered two shots in 16:46 of ice time. He has now recorded five points (three goals, two assists) in four career games against Philadelphia.

–      Derick Brassard registered an assist to extend his assist streak to three games (three assists), and won 8-16 faceoffs (50%) in 17:52 of ice time. He has now tallied nine points (three goals, six assists) in his last nine games, including seven points (one goal, six assists) in seven games as a Ranger.

–      Ryan Callahan tallied an assist and led all forwards with 24:23 of ice time. He has now registered six points (two goals, four assists) in the last eight games.

–      John Moore recorded an assist and two shots on goal in 13:00 of ice time. He has now tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in seven games as a Ranger.

–      Henrik Lundqvist stopped 18 of 21 shots faced and is now 19-15-3 overall, including a 6-9-2 mark on the road this season.

–      Dan Girardi was credited with a team-high, four blocked shots, and registered three shots and three hits in a game-high, 28:29 of ice time.

–      Darroll Powe was credited with a team-high, four hits, and registered two shots in 9:23 of ice time.

Team Schedule:

–      The Blueshirts’ practice schedule for tomorrow, Apr. 17, is 12:00 p.m. at MSG Training Center.

–      The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Florida Panthers on Thursday, Apr. 18, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), to begin a back-to-back set.


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  1. Last thread, I was being carried away with bad vibrations. Will recover after a good night’s snoozer, and back to cheerful Koos.

  2. One good thing about Richards being a useless ghost is that it is very difficult to get hurt with his style of “play.” All we need is for him to get some kind of injury that will force us to keep him on the payroll through the rest of the decade. I suppose he could trip over the blue line.

  3. Richards can’t get hrut he is always laying on the ice.

    so they have lost to markstrom, mason, what other g-d awful goalies.

    callahans drivel after the game is as old as torts, did not play 60 minutes blah blah blah.

    i got an idea; play 60 minutes to clown…

    best goalie in the nhl and they may not make the playoffs…what a joke….mdz have cement in his skates tonight???

  4. Carp Sometimes I feel that your Tort’s agent or close relative. Such adoration for a this disfunctional person who treats the press like sh-t as well his players. About a month ago (The Sens or Buffalo game)he dumped on this team real bad and they really haven’t been the same since. You don’t treat your star player like crap, sitting him for periods when they needed him and losing the respect for the team. What makes this coach so special that he needs Sam Rosen to hand feed easy post game questions to this egomaniac and still treatsSam like a putz. People deserve more respect than he gives them. Last year was an aboration; they did well inspite of him. He dog-housed Avery, Dubinsky, Boyle, Gaborik, & Kreider. And Richards is not reponding well to his ire. He must of been beaten up as a kid because he so well plays the bully role now. I’ve been a Ranger Fan all my life. Go back to Hebenton, Bathgate, Bones Raleigh & Wally Hergershimer, Gump Worsley,Alan Stanley. This guy’s got to go. Put a fork in him

  5. ThisYearsModel on

    I have not liked Tortorella since he came here, mostly due to his style. However, there is clearly a certain type of player that succeeds with him and others that do not. Constant ragging and benching, throwing players under the bus, screaming at MDZ on the bench in the middle of a game, benching some players while not benching his favorites, and so on. It took a couple years, but he finally broke Gaborik. He is in the process of breaking Kreider, and it is a tribute to MDZ that he did not allow himself to be broken. Now here we are. Look back…….we missed the playoffs on the last day of the season, then we made it on the last day of the season and went out quickly. Last year, we had a spectacular first 3 months and piled up the points……then played .500 hockey the second half and made Ottawa and Washington into much more difficult opponents than they should have been, playing 14 games in the first 2 series and fading against NJ. Then we get to this year. I honestly think the guy is a bully. Bully coaches have shelf lives. I fear his shelf life has expired. Doesn’t mean he is going anywhere, but I don’t see the Rangers going anywhere this season either. If they cannot come to play with so much on the line……..they will be one and done even if they get in. You are never as good as your best day and never as bad as your worst……but vacillating between good and bad is very frustrating.

  6. enroth was another lousy goalie they lsot to budaj also I bet..

    enroths win against the rangers was his first in almost a season…

    good news powe, pyatt, and asham are ready to go on thursday.. WHIPTTYDOO………..

  7. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    They really seemed out of synch tonight. But, had they won tonight, they would have lost to Fla. Now their run begins. I predict they win out.

  8. Czechthemout!!! on

    Eddie x3

    God bless you man for being an optimist. But they really are the point that if they lose on Thursday, put fork in them.

  9. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Czech – I am frustrated with this team. I don’t like like torts but I love this team. Hope is a good thing.

  10. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I don’t understand how ice time is allocated. Brassard should see way more time than Richards. One of the kids should replace Boyle. I’d rather Newbury or Haley play than Richards for a game or two. At least those two can skate.

  11. Czechthemout!!! on

    Eddie x 3

    I love this team too! But I am sick of this crap sandwich that we are treated to every night. So they made two deals for depth and toughness, that was the complaint by the Tortz lovers on here. They aquired a player who looks to be finished at the ripe old age of 30! But he wants a 4.5 million dollar contract that you know Sather is going to give him or he will look bad for trading two valuable picks in what looks like a tremendous draft. Could have probably traded the same picks to the Sabers for Ott who is a year younger and can skate and has scored 8-9 goals this year. Clowe is looking like a stiff.

    Than Sather makes a trade that had Torts’ finger prints all over it . Dumping a 30-40 goal scorer for a third line center, a possible decent dman and a quasi goon. He at least should have brought back a number 1 pick back for Gabby.

    So here we are, barely hanging on to 8th place, looking like garbadge in the last 4 games but thanks to Hank, we won three of them. Did we deserve to win any of them? I think not. Now we are slower with less skill and maybe a bit more grit.


  12. Never should have sent the kids down to start with, Neither one kissed the Pope’s ring. Granted they made mistakes but they were fast and brought life to this very lackluster team. Clowe apparently is not going to help this team. Moore and Brassard will be fine pending any mind games with His Holy Highness. Blah, Blah, Blah

  13. Between An Evrock And A Hard Place on

    I stayed awake for that? Ok, who am I kidding, I would’ve been up anyway. But I could definitely have been doing something more productive, hell, more positive, than the drivel that I watched tonight.
    If the opposing team scores 3 on the Rangers you can pretty much pencil in the “L” on the schedule. When Lundqvist isn’t on the team needs to make up for it. They didn’t do that tonight. You could tell Lundqvist was off when he made those 2 consecutive glove saves without actually catching them. To be honest, I haven’t thought his glove has been anywhere near as good as it needs to be this year, especially in comparison to last season.
    The only player that seems to give his all every single game and rarely takes a shift off is Zuccs. He might not play fantastic every night but he makes sure to make his presence known. Whether it’s with an amazing pass or just a hit. He’s one of the only players on the team that seems to know that you need to hit the opposition (legally of course) every single opportunity that presents itself to do so. At the very least you let the other team know that they’re going to have to pay a price to make plays. They haven’t done that in a while. I saw way too many opportunities to hit guys that the Rangers just gave up on because the puck had already been passed. As long as it’s not a late hit the worst that could happen is you’re both taken out of the play.
    Richards on the point for the first 4 of 5 power plays. ’nuff said. He’s a blight on the power play when he plays the point. I don’t mind seeing him along the boards but he should never be given the opportunity to quarterback the power play again for as long as he remains a Ranger (hopefully not much longer). Why is it that every single fan on this blog knows that Richards sucks at the point and yet the coach can’t figure it out. Here’s the exact scenario that should’ve shown Torts the way (unfortunately not the door, though): When Richards went down after getting boarded by Kaleta against the Buffalo Sabres the Rangers were given a 5 minute power play to work with. Richards went to the bench for medical treatment and the team promptly scored 2 power play goals. Richards came back on the ice and Buffalo scored a shorthanded goal. Tap, Tap… “Hey Torts, is this thing on?”
    The refs missed numerous calls against philthy in this game, highlighted by the blatant elbow that sent Stepan to Lala Land. Granted, I didn’t want to see the team get any more power plays than they had since all they ever do is put a shot of adrenaline into the opposition. But there were at least 3 calls missed that took place with a decent amount of time left in other penalties. The Rangers may suck when they’re up a man but they’re far more competent when up by two. However I’d never blame this game on the refs since the Rangers forgot to bring any enthusiasm to the game to begin with.

  14. Interested to see who the ranger brain trust(laughable) calls up to replace boyle.

    tors and sather and friggin moron will probably call up another no talent plumber. maybe newbury or some other pyatt – powe-asham clone who couold not score if there was an empty net.

    i have been to harsh on Powe he has zero goals and points in 28 games not 40 games, his output is still 0.00 points per game but hey there is hope…

  15. Between An Evrock And A Hard Place on

    Pyatt should’ve had so much splinters up his butt by now that he needed medical attention. For some reason Dorkorella sees an upside in him when anyone could tell you an orange cone would be more difficult to play against.

  16. I know everyone rags on certain players (Boyle & MDZ mostly) but Pyatt has been very good along the boards and is a very good 4th liner (who Slats paid like a 3rd liner). In the last few games Powe, Pyatt and Asham have had several shifts where they’ve pinned the opposition in their own end, giving our D and Hank a rest. Admittedly at no point during those shifts did they create anything like a scoring opportunity, but is that their job?

    If our top 3 lines were doing their bit on the scoring front each game (with the exception of Stepan who seems to be our most consistent forward) Torts could send out the 4th line to bang some bodies and get the puck deep for a while.

  17. Between An Evrock And A Hard Place on

    Good call, UK. To be honest I hadn’t really looked at it that way. However, considering who his two linemates are and what a firm believer Torts is in making sure his 4th line gets ample playing time , his TOI can only plummet. And when the team is down a couple of goals or so Dorkorella seems to forget about the 4th line entirely.
    Plus, in the beginning of the season he showed some offensive prowess. Unfortunately that’s only led to fans, myself included, to only see him as a disappointment. He might be a decent grinder but he’s also another one of those guys that shies away from the body too much considering his size. Granted we knew that coming into the season but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. lol

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