The New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers by the score of 2-1 on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. They came out flying and took an early 1-0 lead on a Michael Del Zotto goal. They held that lead for a while until they scored again in the second period on a Ryan Callahan goal. The Flyers were able to cut the lead to 2-1 early in the third on a power play but that would be it as the Rangers were able to hold them off especially in the end.
The Rangers played a very solid game, Henrik Lundqvist was good, the defense for the most part was good and the offense was good. The Flyers goalie was very sharp otherwise it could have been worse. The Rangers power play even looked more in sync then it has been.
Ryan Callahan who scored the second and game winning goal left the game in the third period after getting into a fight. He has a hurt shoulder which turned out to be a shoulder sublaxation. He will miss 10-14 games which isn’t good but it could have been a lot worse.
The Rangers had 28 shots on goal to the Flyers 27. The Rangers are now 3-3 on the season and the Flyers are 2-5. Del Zotto was the number one star with Lundqvist being the second star and Rick Nash being the third star. The Rangers will next play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night at home.
The Rangers still want to get better in certain areas but they are starting to come together and play their game. Rick Nash has played very well but he has only one goal and may need to start scoring soon especially without Callahan for a while. The Rangers have won three of their last four and two in a row, they will try to make that three in a row on Thursday night.