New York Rangers defeat Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2
The Giants weren’t the ONLY impressive New York team yesterday. In their first home game since the All-Star break, the Rangers overpowered division rival Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 at Madison Square Garden. The win improved the Rangers’ record against the Flyers to 4-0 this season, widening their division lead to 5 points. The Rangers will continue their 3-game homestand against the New Jersey Devils tomorrow night. Photos by Avi Gerver, ©Madison Square Garden, L.P.
New York’s Artem Anisimov (#42) celebrates his early first period goal with teammates:
Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto fires a shot:
Brian Boyle, Zac Rinaldo, Ryan McDonagh and Maxime Talbot do their best dominoes impersonation:
New York’s Stu Bickel spars with Philadelphia’s Wayne Simmonds:
Ranger Brandon Prust checks Flyer Andrej Meszaros into the boards:
Michael Del Zotto’s shot skips past Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov in the third period for the game-winning goal:
New York’s Ryan McDonagh checks Philadelphia’s Zac Rinaldo:
Marian Gaborik fires one of his 8 shots on goal. In the second period he scored his 26th goal of the season, good for 6th in the NHL.
Henrik Lundqvist, stellar as usual for the Rangers, allowed 2 goals or fewer for the 26th time this season: