Rangers 3, Flyers 2 … post-game notes


Courtesy of the NYR:

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Team Notes:

-The Rangers concluded a back-to-back set with a 3-2 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at Wells Fargo Center.

-New York improved to 1-1-0 overall in preseason action, including a 1-1-0 mark on the road.

-The Rangers out-shot the Flyers, 23-18, including an 8-3 advantage in the first period.

-The Blueshirts held the Flyers scoreless in three power play attempts against (6:00), and are now 6-6 on the penalty kill in preseason action.

-The Rangers out-hit the Flyers, 23-16, including six players who were credited with two or more hits in the contest.

Player Notes:

-Derick Brassard tallied two points, including the game’s opening goal and the primary assist on the game-winning goal, and posted a plus-two rating in 17:49 of ice time.

-Benoit Pouliot notched the game-winning goal at 5:30 of the third period, and posted a plus-two rating in 14:16 of ice time while making his Rangers debut.

-Darroll Powe registered a goal, was credited with three hits, and won 5-8 faceoffs (63%) in 11:38 of ice time.

-Martin Biron turned aside all six shots faced through the game’s opening 31:22 to earn Third Star honors.

-Cam Talbot stopped 10 of 12 shots faced in 28:38 of ice time to earn the win, and improves to 1-0-0 in two preseason contests.

-Dylan McIlrath tallied an assist on the game-winning goal and was credited with two hits in 11:31 of ice time.

-Mats Zuccarello recorded the primary assist on the game’s opening goal, registered three shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating in 14:58 of ice time.

-Anton Stralman registered an assist, led all skaters with four shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating in a game-high, 25:34 of ice time.

-Andrew Yogan and Conor Allen each tallied an assist on Powe’s second period goal.

-Michael Kantor was credited with a game-high, six hits in 11:12 of ice time.

Team Schedule:

-The Blueshirts will hold two practice sessions, at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., tomorrow, September 18, at MSG Training Center.

-The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Calgary Flames on Monday, September 23, at Scotiabank Saddledome (9:00 p.m. – TV: MSG Network), to begin a three-game Western Canada road trip.


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  1. Cuts coming tomorrow.

    Really interesting Adam Graves retrospective after the game. Plenty of Carpitudes. Gravey was (is) almost too good to be true in all ways.

  2. You young’ins don’t remember the draft pick Michael Stewart, 13th overall in 1990. At least McIlrath can fight.


    Coos, I was reading somewhere that the blind pass is part of the Slate Cleaning.


    I thought Richards had a great blind pass in the second. He did a good job cleaning the slate.

  5. Papa – forgot about him. That’s how bad he was.

    Coos – not for anything, but if Beuke played today he’d be a career AHLer (and I say that even though he’s one of my favorite players of all time). However, the way he is helping coach this kid gives McIlrath every opportunity to be an NHL player. The kid just might not get it.

  6. Call in the Undertaker. He should have played college hockey. At least he would have been better prepared for life after hockey.

  7. Samuelsson writes on slate: NO BLIND PASSES, then erases slate, asks ‘Can anyone tell me why I just did that?’

    Richie: “Cause you changed your mind?”

  8. Brassard has a terrific game. It’s just…I don’t get his parents. I mean, I have a cousin named Derek. Fifty-fifty shot he’s tough as a mother right? But Derick? Sounds like he should sell tights pants.


    You guys are a bit tough on Sather’s prized draft pick. Give him time. He could be the real deal.

  10. Olga Folkyerself on

    Sather will bury him in the AHL, then trade him or drop him just before he becomes the real deal.

  11. Much more enjoyable watch compared to the sleepwalk last night. We had a lot more speed in the middle tonight. No #19 in the lineup. Brassard has serious skills, as does Zucc. Big Mac needs to matriculate to Hartford for awhile. Biron was on his game and Talbot wasn’t bad either.

  12. Do they think Biron is lazy, or are they just trying to find four or five hundred grand to sign Steps? I could see giving the new kid a look, but bringing in Hedberg?

  13. Slats will pull another “Brian Fahey” and trade him for some other over hyped top prospect that will never be in the NHL like Nigel Williams. What a trade that was…

  14. To those who miss Torts,



  15. thought mcD was much more willing to make a play in the O zone – looked good on the PP. I think he is a keeper.

    The Wrath of Mac showed the dexterity of the Tin Man. He needed to beat the snot out of Gill when they jostled in the first and I wouldn’t care if he couldn’t skate backwards…because he can’t.

    Brass-hard was the best player on the ice. Can’t wait to see him playing with Good and Plenty (Nash & The Kreider)

  16. 3C – someone last season said that we lived in our mother’s house in the basement. What a jackwagon! Oh, can you pass the blintzes?

  17. We need Buff and his big shot to make this a lethal PP. That kid skates great and would thrive in this system. He also would need to drop about 30lbs. Big Buff for our big busts and Pyatt.

  18. Interesting to see what happens between now and Phoenix. Trades to make space for Stepan?


    What happens to Sir Rich-a-lot? Doubt any team would take him, even for a 7th round pick. But something has to happen to clear cap space, right?

  19. I had a dream last night. Picture this:

    2023 and the Rangers sign Ovi, Hot Dog Lips. Evgeni Manchild and S. Webber. The rest of the team, due to cap space, will be made up of guys who were cut from their ECHL clubs. The slogan for the season will be: The Days of Yore!

  20. They are already complaining about Torts in Canada. reporters cell phones, twitter, resting players, the Sedins, the Canadian Press is getting restless.

    I listen to all the Toronto hockey shows, Winnipeg, some in Vancouver, it will be fun watching those guys deal with Torts.

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