NY Rangers 4, Philadelphia 2

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 11-12-0-1 7-3-0-1 4-9-0-0 L1
NY Rangers 11-8-0-2 9-4-0-1 2-4-0-1 W3


Rangers 4, Flyers 2: Rick Nash continued his third-period dominance by scoring twice in just under nine minutes as host New York matched a season high by winning its third straight game.

Nash, who has five goals and six assists during his seven-game point streak, has scored all seven of his goals this season in the third period. Captain Ryan Callahan also scored twice and Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 23 shots for the Rangers, who have won 10 of the last 11 meetings between the Atlantic Division rivals - including six straight at Madison Square Garden.

Wayne Simmonds scored on the power play for his third goal in as many contests. Jakub Voracek matched Simmonds with his 10th goal and Ilya Bryzgalov finished with 16 saves for the Flyers, who saw their two-game winning streak come to an end.

Nash snapped a 2-2 tie at 2:50 of the third period after skating up the right wing before snapping a shot just inside the post. The offseason acquisition doubled the advantage on the heels of a poor Flyers' line change before backhanding the puck past Bryzgalov.

Callahan opened the scoring at 1:30 of the first period after burying Derek Stepan's cross-slot feed. Callahan leveled the contest at 2-2 with 41 seconds remaining in the period after entering the offensive zone and tucking the puck past Bryzgalov for his seventh goal of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rangers D Marc Staal suffered a right eye injury in the third period after Voracek deflected D Kimmo Timonen's shot. Staal, who does not wear a visor, squirmed on the ice before heading to the trainer's room. He did not return. ... New York C Brad Richards sat out while dealing with the after-effects of a check from behind by Buffalo's Patrick Kaleta on Sunday. Kaleta was suspended five games by the NHL for the hit. ... Philadelphia's Harry Zolnierczyk was sitting out the first contest of his four-game suspension for his brutal hit on Ottawa D Mike Lundin.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   NY Rangers
Wayne Simmonds 2 Points Ryan Callahan 3
Wayne Simmonds 1 Goals Ryan Callahan 2
Wayne Simmonds 1 Assists Derek Stepan 2
Wayne Simmonds 1 Power Play Goals Ryan Callahan 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ilya Bryzgalov .800 Save Percentage Henrik Lundqvist .920
Ilya Bryzgalov 16 Saves Henrik Lundqvist 23

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 25 2 2-3 3-4 18 27
NY Rangers 20 4 1-4 1-3 16 33

Upcoming Games

  • NY Rangers will play its next game on the road against NY Islanders. The Rangers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Flyers have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .583 after a loss.
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