New York Rangers come back to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2
By Jordan Laroche
The New York Rangers came into last night’s game off a four-game west-coast road trip which they only went 2-2. Losses to the Vegas Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings were mainly due to numerous players being placed in COVID protocol such as Artemi Panarin and Igor Shesterkin . But the Rangers would have most of their players back for this rivalry matchup.
The Flyers on the other hand have been disastrous as of late, with their last win coming on December 29th against the Seattle Kraken and have been on a 7-game losing streak after last night’s game.
The first period didn’t have much in store for either side, there weren’t a lot of scoring opportunities nor shots. But despite that each side registered a goal with Mika Zibanejad scoring on a slapshot on the powerplay and Oskar Linblom scoring off a bad rebound by Shesterkin.
The Rangers would come out in the second strong, dominating most of the play. Carter Hart stopped all 12 Rangers shots during the second period, while the Flyers were letting this game slip from them.
Cam York scored his first NHL goal to open the scoring in the third period as the Flyers took a 2-1 lead. Igor Shesterkin’s strong play managed to keep it at 2-1 when Filip Chytil capitalized on a tic-tac-toe play setup by Ryan Strome and Panarin. Chris Krieder scored the game winner off a deflection from Adam Fox to score his team leading 24th goal.
G: Mika Zibanejad (14) A: Adam Fox (33) Artemi Panarin (27)
G: Oskar Lindblom (5) A: Travis Koneckny (15) Scott Laughton (6)
G: Cam York (1)
G: Filip Chytil (4) A: Artemi Panarin (28) Ryan Strome (20)
G: Chris Krieder (24) A: Adam Fox (34) Kaapo Kakko (9)