PHI
47-26-9
NYR
51-24-7

Rangers take down Flyers as they take over first place

xxx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 5:15 AM

2011-12 Game No. 33; Home Game No. 15 Rangers' Record: 21-8-4
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves in his second win over powerful Philadelphia this season, and rookie defenseman Stu Bickel had two more assists for the Rangers, who beat the Flyers 4-2 and moved into first place in the Atlantic Division on Friday night.

Bickel, in his third NHL game, helped set up goals by Derek Stepan and Ruslan Fedotenko in the second period. He has four assists since being recalled from the AHL.

Marian Gaborik added his league-leading 21st goal early in the third period and Ryan Callahan also scored for the Rangers (21-8-4), who jumped over the Flyers (21-9-4) in the Atlantic with their fourth straight win. Fans chanted, "First Place!" as the final minutes ticked down.

The Flyers own the NHL's best road record this season (13-4-2), but you wouldn't know it from their two trips to Madison Square Garden, where they have scored only two goals.

The Rangers broke a scoreless deadlock with the first of their two deflected goals in the second period.

Stepan made it 1-0 at 10:18 when he got the blade of his stick on a right-point drive by Bickel and squeezed the puck just inside the right post, past the surprised Ilya Bryzgalov.

Bickel struck again 5:12 later when another shot from the right point caught the stick of Fedotenko, surged into the net off the back bar and bounded back out.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
The Rangers improved to 16-1-1 (a .917 winning percentage) in games when scoring first. Their .917 winning percentage ranks second in the NHL, while their 16 wins are tied for second in the league.

THREE STARS
(selected by the local media)
1. Lundqvist 2. Bickel 3. Dubinsky


THE BIGGER PICTURE
The Rangers team that has put together this four-game winning streak is the kind of team that wins championships. This team battles to the end, can win in any type of game, and sticks up for each other in ways that reflect a very special bond.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Del Zotto (25:47)
Shots -- Dubinsky (5)
Hits -- Bickel (6)
Blocks -- Three players tied (3)
Takeaways -- Stralman (4)
Faceoffs -- Stepan (15)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP VS. PHILADELPHIA
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle John Mitchell
Ruslan Fedotenko Mike Rupp Brandon Prust
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Tim Erixon Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, Del Zotto, Stralman, Dubinsky, Boyle, Mitchell.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Dan Girardi
Ryan McDonagh Anton Stralman
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Ryan Callahan Brandon Dubinsky
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan
Ruslan Fedotenko Carl Hagelin
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Scoring Summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
10:18NYR Derek Stepan (8) ASST: Stu Bickel (3) 1 - 0 NYR
15:29NYR Ruslan Fedotenko (5) ASST: Stu Bickel (4), Brandon Dubinsky (14) 2 - 0 NYR
3rd Period
01:48NYR Marian Gaborik (21) ASST: Anton Stralman (4), Michael Del Zotto (14) 3 - 0 NYR
10:21PHI PPG - Andrej Meszaros (5) ASST: Matthew Carle (15), Scott Hartnell (16) 3 - 1 NYR
14:04NYR PPG - Ryan Callahan (13) ASST: Dan Girardi (10), Michael Del Zotto (15) 4 - 1 NYR
17:50PHI James van Riemsdyk (9) ASST: Andrej Meszaros (7), Matt Read (10) 4 - 2 NYR
Three Stars of the Game
Henrik Lundqvist
1st
Henrik Lundqvist
G
SA: 30TOI: 59:57
GA: 2EV: 23-24
PIM: 0PP: 5-6
SV%: .933SH: 0-0
Stu Bickel
2nd
Stu Bickel
D
G: 0Shots: 0
A: 2Hits: 6
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 9:04
Brandon Dubinsky
3rd
Brandon Dubinsky
C
G: 0Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 17:33
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:38NYR Brandon Dubinsky  Tripping against  Kimmo Timonen
12:22PHI Wayne Simmonds  Holding against  Carl Hagelin
16:07PHI Marc-Andre Bourdon  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Prust
16:07NYR Brandon Prust  Fighting (maj) against  Marc-Andre Bourdon
2nd Period
03:22PHI Kimmo Timonen  Hi-sticking against  Brandon Prust
04:47PHI Harry Zolnierczyk  Hooking against  Brad Richards
06:54NYR Brad Richards  Hooking against  Andrej Meszaros
12:11PHI Tom Sestito  Fighting (maj) against  Brian Boyle
12:11NYR Brian Boyle  Fighting (maj) against  Tom Sestito
3rd Period
02:19NYR Tim Erixon  Holding against  Jakub Voracek
09:16NYR Artem Anisimov  Holding against  Kimmo Timonen
13:49PHI Maxime Talbot  Tripping against  Anton Stralman
shots by period
PeriodPHINYR
1st88
2nd117
3rd119
Total3024
Team Stats
CategoryPHINYR
Power Plays1/41/4
Hits2435
Faceoff Wins2329
Giveaways65
Takeaways211
Blocked Shots1516
Penalty Minutes1818
  • PHILADELPHIA
  • NY RANGERS
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5B. CoburnD00-13023:33
6A. LiljaD00-22010:45
17W. SimmondsR0000217:01
19S. HartnellL0102021:21
21J. van RiemsdykL1002012:56
24M. ReadR0103014:53
25M. CarleD0100023:27
27M. TalbotC00-13217:49
28C. GirouxC0001025:08
29H. ZolnierczykL00-20210:34
32T. SestitoL000157:27
36Z. RinaldoC00-1005:08
41A. MeszarosD11-13020:30
43M. BourdonD0000512:45
44K. TimonenD0003224:21
45J. ShelleyL00-1004:31
68J. JagrR0004023:02
93J. VoracekR00-13020:32
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30I. Bryzgalov2024.83358:02
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4M. Del ZottoD0223025:47
5D. GirardiD01-12025:35
8B. PrustL000057:57
10M. GaborikR1023017:49
17B. DubinskyC0115217:33
19B. RichardsC0001218:22
21D. StepanC1021017:12
22B. BoyleC00-11514:03
24R. CallahanR1004020:45
26R. FedotenkoL101107:50
27R. McDonaghD00-11024:54
32A. StralmanD0110024:20
34J. MitchellC0002011:46
41S. BickelD022009:04
42A. AnisimovC0000216:03
53T. ErixonD001029:49
62C. HagelinL0010016:49
71M. RuppL000007:20
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30H. Lundqvist2830.93359:57