NY Rangers 5, Philadelphia 2

Sunday, February 5, 2012 1:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 30-16-2-4 12-8-1-3 18-8-1-1 L2
NY Rangers 33-12-1-4 16-5-0-2 17-7-1-2 W2


Defenseman Michael Del Zotto scored to snap a tie early in the third period and Artem Anisimov collected a goal and two assists for his first points in 18 contests as the New York Rangers continued their dominance of the Philadelphia Flyers with a 5-2 home triumph on Sunday.

Marian Gaborik recorded a goal and an assist and fellow All-Star Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 21 shots but saw his shutout streak end at 182 minutes, 37 seconds.

Atlantic Division-leading New York has defeated Philadelphia on six straight occasions - including all four this season. With Sunday's win, the Rangers increased their advantage to five points over the second-place Flyers.

Wayne Simmonds scored his career-high 17th goal of the season and rookie Brayden Schenn netted his third tally in five contests for Philadelphia, which has dropped two in a row and six of eight (2-5-1).

After Simmonds posted his fourth goal in three games to level the contest at 2-2, Del Zotto regained the advantage for the Rangers just 36 seconds later.

Gaborik skated up the wing and found a trailing Del Zotto, who unleashed a shot from the left faceoff circle that sailed past Ilya Bryzgalov at 1:33 of the third period. The tally was Del Zotto's seventh of the season and second in three games.

Brandon Dubinsky provided insurance with 7:45 remaining in the session after wristing a shot just inside the left post. Former Flyer Ruslan Fedotenko capped the scoring with an empty-net goal.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   NY Rangers
Brayden Schenn 1 Points Artem Anisimov 3
Brayden Schenn 1 Goals Artem Anisimov 1
Claude Giroux 1 Assists Artem Anisimov 2
Wayne Simmonds 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ilya Bryzgalov .892 Save Percentage Henrik Lundqvist .913
Ilya Bryzgalov 33 Saves Henrik Lundqvist 21

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 23 2 1-6 5-5 40 29
NY Rangers 38 5 0-5 5-6 32 31

Upcoming Games

  • NY Rangers will play its next game at home against New Jersey. The Rangers have a W/L % of .688 after a win and .611 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play its next game at home against NY Islanders. The Flyers have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .727 after a loss.
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