Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The New York Rangers defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 and move ahead of them in the standings

The New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers by the score of 4-2 on Tuesday night. The game took place at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The Rangers got off to a hot start but then were down 2-1 before tying the game at the end of the first period. There were no goals in the second and Rick Nash took over the game and scored the last two games in the third period. Henrik Lundqvist was good. 
Ryan Callahan started the scoring with a goal at the 1:30 mark of the first period. Derek Stepan and Marion Gaborik had assists on the goal. Wayne Simmonds scored a power play goal at the 7:18 mark to tie the game with assists from Claude Giroux and Voracek. Voracek scored a power play goal at the 17:07 mark of the first period with assists from Simmonds and Timonen. Callahan scored to tie the game at two at the 19:19 mark of the first period. Ryan McDonagh assisted on the goal.

There were no goals in the second period and in the third Nash scored at the 2:50 mark and the 11:42 mark. The assists were from Dan Girardi, Stepan and Callahan.

Lundqvist made 25 saves on 27 shots on goal. Bryzgalov made 20 saves on 24 shots for the Flyers. The Rangers power play was 1-4 as that has picked up for them lately. The Rangers are now a point ahead of the Flyers and they have three games in hand on them. They are only one point behind the Devils and the Rangers have a couple of games in hand on them as well. The Rangers will play the Islanders in Long Island on Thursday night.

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