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

23 SOG
38 SOG

Rangers continue their domination of Flyers at home

xxx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 50; Home Game No. 23 Rangers' Record: 33-12-5
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Artem Anisimov had a goal and two assists, Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves, and the Rangers continued their recent success against the Philadelphia Flyers with a 5-2 victory on Sunday.

Marian Gaborik, Michael Del Zotto, Brandon Dubinsky and Ruslan Fedotenko also scored for Eastern Conference-leading New Rangers, who has won six straight against Philadelphia, including their four games this season. It was Anisimov's first points in 18 games.

Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds scored for the Flyers. It was their first game against the Rangers since the Winter Classic in Philadelphia on Jan. 2.

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's career-best shutout streak ended at 182 minutes, 37 seconds when Schenn scored in the second period, but the All-Star goaltender still improved to 24-14-4 on the season.

Anisimov opened the scoring at 1:04 of the first period. He also assisted on Gaborik's second-period goal and Del Zotto's go-ahead score at 1:33 of the third, which came 36 seconds after Simmonds tied it at 2. Dubinsky added an insurance goal at 12:15 and Fedotenko had an empty-netter at 18:44

Gaborik's 26th goal of the season with 5 seconds remaining in the second -- moments after he lay stunned on the ice behind the Flyers net after a hard check -- put the Rangers in front 2-1. Gaborik got up and slipped a backhand past goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov after defenseman Andrej Meszaros had leveled him.

Anisimov's goal was his eighth of the season and came on a tip in of Dan Girardi's slap shot. Anisimov's previous point had been an assist Dec. 22 against the New York Islanders.

Schenn tied it on a picture-perfect breakaway goal at 12:02 of the second. Just out of the penalty box, he took a pass from Jakub Voracek and beat Lundqvist by lifting a backhand over his glove hand.

The Rangers are 16-4-1 in their last 21 games and 30-9-3 since they started the season 3-3-2.
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STATS OF THE GAME
The Rangers’ .710 winning percentage through 50 games is the team’s best start in 40 years, when the 1971-72 Blueshirts began the season with a 32-10-8 record (.720). The current record after 50 games trails only the 1971-72 season in ranking as the second best start in franchise history. In addition, the Rangers completed a sweep of their season series against Philadelphia at Madison Square Garden, outscoring the Flyers 11-4 in three games. The last time the Rangers swept their home series against the Flyers was during the 1991-92 season, when the Blueshirts posted a 4-0-0 mark against Philadelphia at The Garden.

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


THE BIGGER PICTURE
Marian Gaborik's goal was essentially a microcosm of a magical Rangers season so far. Just when it looked like Gaborik was out of the play and time was about to expire, the Rangers star refused to quit and "found a way" to get his team back in the lead.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- McDonagh (26:57)
Shots -- Gaborik (8)
Hits -- Boyle (5)
Blocks -- Boyle, Callahan (5)
Takeaways -- Callahan, McDonagh (2)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (22)

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
Ruslan Fedotenko Brian Boyle Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp Brandon Dubinsky John Mitchell
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, Del Zotto, Stralman, Hagelin, Richards, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Ryan Callahan Derek Stepan
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ruslan Fedotenko Brandon Dubinsky
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Michael Del Zotto
1st2nd3rdT
PHI
NYR
Scoring Summary
1st Period
01:04NYR Artem Anisimov (8) ASST: Dan Girardi (14), Derek Stepan (22) 1 - 0 NYR
2nd Period
12:02PHI Brayden Schenn (5) ASST: Jakub Voracek (22), Maxime Talbot (11) 1 - 1 Tie
19:54NYR Marian Gaborik (26) ASST: Derek Stepan (23), Artem Anisimov (16) 2 - 1 NYR
3rd Period
00:57PHI PPG - Wayne Simmonds (17) ASST: Scott Hartnell (21), Claude Giroux (40) 2 - 2 Tie
01:33NYR Michael Del Zotto (7) ASST: Marian Gaborik (17), Artem Anisimov (17) 3 - 2 NYR
12:15NYR Brandon Dubinsky (6) ASST: Brian Boyle (9), Brandon Prust (11) 4 - 2 NYR
18:44NYR EN - Ruslan Fedotenko (7) ASST: Carl Hagelin (11), Brad Richards (18) 5 - 2 NYR
Three Stars of the Game
Marian Gaborik
1st
Marian Gaborik
RW
G: 1Shots: 8
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 14:28
Henrik Lundqvist
2nd
Henrik Lundqvist
G
SA: 23TOI: 59:56
GA: 2EV: 16-17
PIM: 0PP: 5-6
SV%: .913SH: 0-0
Brandon Dubinsky
3rd
Brandon Dubinsky
C
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 7
+/-: 0TOI: 15:42
Penalty Summary
1st Period
01:40NYR Stu Bickel  Interference against  Andrej Meszaros
08:15NYR Stu Bickel  Fighting (maj) against  Wayne Simmonds
08:15PHI Wayne Simmonds  Fighting (maj) against  Stu Bickel
11:13PHI Matt Read  Holding against  Mike Rupp
16:37PHI Tom Sestito  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Dubinsky
16:37NYR Brandon Dubinsky  Fighting (maj) against  Tom Sestito
18:46PHI Braydon Coburn  Holding against  Carl Hagelin
2nd Period
04:05NYR Stu Bickel  Interference against  Erik Gustafsson
06:29NYR Stu Bickel  Fighting (maj) against  Tom Sestito
06:29PHI Tom Sestito  Fighting (maj) against  Stu Bickel
09:54PHI Brayden Schenn  Slashing against  Marc Staal
3rd Period
00:48NYR Brandon Dubinsky  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
01:35NYR Brandon Prust  Fighting (maj) against  Tom Sestito
01:35PHI Tom Sestito  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Prust
01:35PHI Tom Sestito  Game misconduct
02:13NYR Stu Bickel  Boarding against  Maxime Talbot
05:20PHI Zac Rinaldo  Roughing against  Ryan Callahan
09:25NYR Brian Boyle  Slashing against  Sean Couturier
12:41NYR Carl Hagelin  Hi-sticking against  Jakub Voracek
13:34PHI Jakub Voracek  Holding against  Derek Stepan
shots by period
PeriodPHINYR
1st514
2nd1014
3rd810
Total2338
Team Stats
CategoryPHINYR
Power Plays1/60/5
Hits2430
Faceoff Wins2931
Giveaways78
Takeaways29
Blocked Shots1025
Penalty Minutes4032
  • PHILADELPHIA
  • NY RANGERS
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5B. CoburnD0000220:48
10B. SchennC1002217:03
14S. CouturierC00-22017:45
17W. SimmondsR10-24518:11
19S. HartnellL01-40015:34
24M. ReadR0000218:49
25M. CarleD00-41023:02
26E. GustafssonD0000010:34
27M. TalbotC0110015:11
28C. GirouxC01-32021:58
29H. ZolnierczykL000106:43
32T. SestitoL0000253:48
36Z. RinaldoC0001211:59
41A. MeszarosD00-23019:29
43M. BourdonD00-20013:42
44K. TimonenD0001024:44
68J. JagrR00-33014:43
93J. VoracekR0103217:07
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30I. Bryzgalov3337.89258:50
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4M. Del ZottoD1024023:24
5D. GirardiD0121025:28
8B. PrustL0111512:15
10M. GaborikR1138014:28
17B. DubinskyC1001715:42
18M. StaalD0001020:35
19B. RichardsC0102017:22
21D. StepanC0234016:43
22B. BoyleC0111218:12
24R. CallahanR00-14022:36
26R. FedotenkoL1013015:13
27R. McDonaghD0033026:57
32A. StralmanD0012015:38
34J. MitchellC000006:33
41S. BickelD0000168:16
42A. AnisimovC1232012:34
62C. HagelinL0111213:18
71M. RuppL000004:41
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30H. Lundqvist2123.91359:56