New York Rangers improve winning streak to four beating the Philadelphia Flyers
By Jordan Laroche
The New York Rangers went into Wednesday night’s game on a roll, they are getting contributions from across the lineup and Igor Shesterkin has only been getting better as this year rolls on. On the other hand, the Philadelphia Flyers had lost six in a row, their last win being November 16th against the Calgary Flames.
The first period was all Rangers, they had a number of high-quality scoring chances that were stopped by Carter Hart. That was until Jacob Trouba took a shot from the point on the powerplay and beat Carter Hart. Dryden Hunt would make a good move and beating Hart on the forehand, after being found by Artemi Panarin and Adam Fox. This was Fox’s 18th assist of the season, tying him with Quinn Hughes for first in defensemen assists, and tied with John Carlson for first in defensemen points.
Being down 2-0 heading into the second period, the Flyers came out with a force, Igor Shesterkin had to make 15 saves in the second stealing the period for the Rangers. Chris Krieder capitalized on a pretty passing play set up by Artemi Panarin and Kaapo Kakko. This extends Kakko’s point streak to seven games as the young forward continues to produce more consistently, alas Rangers fans’ cries have seemed to be answered.
Morgan Frost scored the lone Flyers goal off a weird bounce in front of the net and was able to tuck it under Shesterkin. The Flyers outshot the Rangers in the second period 16-5.
The third period didn’t have a lot of offense with shots being 8-7 in favor of the Rangers. The lone goal scored in the third was an empty-net goal by Artemi Panarin, his sixth of the year.
G: Jacob Trouba (4) A: Kaapo Kakko (4) Nils Lundkvist (3)
G: Dryden Hunt (3) A: Artemi Panarin (17) Adam Fox (18)
G: Chris Krieder (16) A: Kaapo Kakko (5) Mika Zibanejad (13)
G: Morgan Frost (1) A: Cam Atkinson (5) Claude Giroux (11)
G: Artemi Panarin (6)