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

33 SOG
36 SOG

Rupp, Richards lift No. 1 Rangers to a Classic victory

xxx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 37; Road Game No. 21 Rangers' Record: 24-9-4
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Mike Rupp scored two goals, and Brad Richards posted the winner on top of a chilly baseball field, as the Rangers outlasted the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Monday at Citizens Bank Park.

Playing on a rink that stretched from first base to third base, the Rangers made the fifth Classic event a memorable one, rallying from a 2-0 deficit to stay atop the Eastern Conference standings.

The NHL surrounded the rink with Christmas trees, fire wood, fake snow, and even trash-can fires. But there was nothing artificial in the elements with snow flurries late in the second period and temperatures that dipped into the 30s, forcing 49,967 fans to bundle up for the big game.

Rookie Brayden Schenn and Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers.

Flyers center Danny Briere was stopped by Henrik Lundqvist on a penalty shot with 19 seconds left, as New York won for the third time this season against Philadelphia.

While this game meant two points in the standings, it received the kind of hype normally reserved for the Stanley Cup finals.

The Flyers ended the game without star forward Jaromir Jagr, who played only a minute in the second period before leaving the game for good with an undisclosed injury.

Rupp, who scored the winning goal for New Jersey in Game 7 of the 2003 Stanley Cup finals against Anaheim, delivered another clutch goal on the big stage when his wrister from the circle shot under Sergei Bobrovsky's right arm and tied the game 2-2.

Richards wasted no time scoring the winner, knocking in a rebound 3:20 later to put the Rangers up 3-2.

Lundqvist outplayed Bobrovsky, stopping 12 shots in the first and posting a flawless third.
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STAT OF THE GAME
The Rangers established an NHL Winter Classic record with 50 hits, and tied the NHL Winter Classic record for most blocked shots with 20 in the contest (Philadelphia, 2010). New York had eight different players with three or more hits,  also an NHL Winter Classic record, led by Ryan Callahan (11) and Brandon Dubinsky (10). The Rangers also tied the NHL Winter Classic record of three players with three or more blocked shots. Dan Girardi tied the NHL Winter Classic record for blocked shots by an individual with four.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Rupp 2. Lundqvist 3. Richards


THE BIGGER PICTURE
No. 1 in the division. No. 1 in the conference. No. 1 in the NHL. There's a reason for this in additon to the work ethic: It's because this Rangers team is so deep that a fourth-liner like Mike Rupp is capable of being a hero in the biggest regular-season game to date.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (28:35)
Shots -- Hagelin (5)
Hits -- Callahan (11)
Blocks -- Girardi (4)
Takeaways -- Gaborik (3)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (22)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT 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
Marc Staal Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, McDonagh, Girardi, Hagelin, Richards, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Ryan Callahan
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Brad Richards
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ryan Callahan Brandon Dubinsky
Marian Gaborik Stepan/Anisimov
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
McDonagh/Staal Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
1st2nd3rdT
NYR
PHI
Scoring Summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
12:26PHI Brayden Schenn (1) ASST: Matthew Carle (17) 1 - 0 PHI
14:21PHI Claude Giroux (18) ASST: Maxime Talbot (7), Scott Hartnell (18) 2 - 0 PHI
14:51NYR Mike Rupp (2) ASST: Brandon Prust (6), John Mitchell (5) 2 - 1 PHI
3rd Period
02:41NYR Mike Rupp (3) ASST: Brandon Prust (7), John Mitchell (6) 2 - 2 Tie
05:21NYR Brad Richards (14) ASST: Brandon Dubinsky (15), Ryan Callahan (16) 3 - 2 NYR
Three Stars of the Game
Mike Rupp
1st
Mike Rupp
C
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 7:34
Henrik Lundqvist
2nd
Henrik Lundqvist
G
SA: 36TOI: 60:00
GA: 2EV: 32-34
PIM: 0PP: 2-2
SV%: .944SH: 0-0
Claude Giroux
3rd
Claude Giroux
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 23:23
Penalty Summary
1st Period
16:58PHI Matthew Carle  Slashing against  Derek Stepan
17:47NYR Brad Richards  Tripping against  Claude Giroux
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
14:48NYR Ryan McDonagh  Delay of game
18:54PHI Kimmo Timonen  Interference against  Ryan Callahan
18:54NYR Ryan Callahan  Holding the stick against  Kimmo Timonen
20:00PHI Scott Hartnell  Cross checking against  Ryan McDonagh
20:00PHI Scott Hartnell  Misconduct
shots by period
PeriodNYRPHI
1st912
2nd814
3rd1610
Total3336
Team Stats
CategoryNYRPHI
Power Plays0/10/2
Hits5041
Faceoff Wins2937
Giveaways36
Takeaways94
Blocked Shots208
Penalty Minutes616
  • NY RANGERS
  • PHILADELPHIA
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4M. Del ZottoD0001021:53
5D. GirardiD0003028:35
8B. PrustL022008:31
10M. GaborikR00-14018:39
17B. DubinskyC0113018:30
18M. StaalD0010012:41
19B. RichardsC1004215:59
21D. StepanC00-10019:07
22B. BoyleC0001017:06
24R. CallahanR0112217:21
26R. FedotenkoL00-10010:18
27R. McDonaghD0004225:57
32A. StralmanD0001022:39
34J. MitchellC0220011:07
41S. BickelD001008:17
42A. AnisimovC00-13016:54
62C. HagelinL00-15013:46
71M. RuppL202207:34
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30H. Lundqvist3436.94460:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5B. CoburnD0015022:37
6A. LiljaD00-21011:18
10B. SchennC1013013:06
14S. CouturierC00-1007:09
17W. SimmondsR00-10018:13
19S. HartnellL01031222:06
21J. van RiemsdykL00-13013:28
24M. ReadR00-11016:56
25M. CarleD0105224:42
27M. TalbotC0111014:30
28C. GirouxC1003023:23
29H. ZolnierczykL00-1106:42
41A. MeszarosD00-11018:58
43M. BourdonD00-11018:29
44K. TimonenD0011221:50
48D. BriereC00-14019:08
68J. JagrR000107:09
93J. VoracekR0012018:30
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
35S. Bobrovsky3033.90958:40