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

Captain gets hat trick as reign over Flyers continues

xxx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 53; Road Game No. 28 Rangers' Record: 35-13-5
VIDEO: COMPLETE CALLAHAN HAT TRICK
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Ryan Callahan scored three goals, and the Rangers beat Philadelphia 5-2 on Saturday for their seventh straight win over the Flyers.

Marian Gaborik and Artem Anisimov also had goals for the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers, who broke out of their power-play funk and improved to 5-0 against the Flyers this season -- including a win in the Winter Classic.

It was a rare display on special teams that catapulted the Rangers to their second victory over Philadelphia in seven days. They had a season-high three goals on the power play. The Rangers increased their lead to six points over the Flyers in the Atlantic Division and have two games in hand.

The Rangers entered with the fourth-worst power-play unit in the NHL, converting just 13.4 percent of their chances. They failed to score on their first man-advantage, but then got going when Callahan scored in the first period. New York capitalized on three straight opportunities with the man advantage.

Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds had Philadelphia's goals. The Flyers have lost four of five, and are losing their hold on fourth place in the East.

Henrik Lundqvist had 31 saves in another outstanding effort against a team that can't seem to beat him.

The Rangers, who earned a playoff berth on the final day of the regular season last year and lost to Washington in the first round, have a comfortable grip on first place in the conference. They have a five-point lead over the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.

John Tortorella, who led Tampa Bay to a Stanley Cup title in 2004, has the Rangers playing like the Lightning did that season. They are 18-5-1 since mid-December and appear poised to make a serious run at this year's Stanley Cup championship.
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STAT OF THE GAME
The Rangers' power play notched a season-high, three goals in seven attempts (10:20 toal icetime), while their penalty kill held the Flyers scoreless in four shorthanded situations (8:00). The last time the Rangers tallied three or more power play goals in a single game was in a 6-3 win on Mar. 15, 2011, vs. the Islanders (3-for-5 on the power play). The Blueshirts improved to 18-1-2 in games when tallying a power play goal, and they are 25-6-2 when not allowing a power play goal.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Callahan 2. Gaborik 3. Richards


THE BIGGER PICTURE
This was another shining example of why the Rangers appear well on their way to a conference championship and perhaps home ice throughout the playoffs. No team wins it all without great leadership and goaltending. Both were definitely on display here.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (24:16)
Shots -- Callahan (7)
Hits -- Boyle (7)
Blocks -- McDonagh (5)
Takeaways -- Stepan, Callahan (2)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (23)

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 Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp John Mitchell Stu Bickel
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Marc Staal Steve Eminger
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, McDonagh, Girardi, Dubinsky, Boyle, Prust.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Ryan Callahan
Brandon Dubinsky John Mitchell Marian Gaborik
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Brad Richards
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ryan Callahan Brandon Dubinsky
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Michael Del Zotto
Scoring Summary
1st Period
08:25NYR PPG - Ryan Callahan (19) ASST: Marian Gaborik (19), Brad Richards (19) 1 - 0 NYR
13:03PHI Wayne Simmonds (18) ASST: Andrej Meszaros (14), Braydon Coburn (11) 1 - 1 Tie
16:40NYR PPG - Marian Gaborik (27) ASST: Brad Richards (20), Derek Stepan (25) 2 - 1 NYR
2nd Period
06:36PHI Claude Giroux (22) ASST: Wayne Simmonds (16), Scott Hartnell (23) 2 - 2 Tie
09:15NYR PPG - Ryan Callahan (20) ASST: Michael Del Zotto (22), Marian Gaborik (20) 3 - 2 NYR
3rd Period
06:28NYR Artem Anisimov (9) ASST: Derek Stepan (26), Marian Gaborik (21) 4 - 2 NYR
11:25NYR Ryan Callahan (21) ASST: Carl Hagelin (13), Brad Richards (21) 5 - 2 NYR
Three Stars of the Game
Ryan Callahan
1st
Ryan Callahan
RW
G: 3Shots: 7
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 20:38
Marian Gaborik
2nd
Marian Gaborik
RW
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 3Hits: 2
PTS: 4PIM: 4
+/-: -1TOI: 18:24
Wayne Simmonds
3rd
Wayne Simmonds
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 5
+/-: 2TOI: 16:01
Penalty Summary
1st Period
04:48PHI Daniel Briere  Holding against  Anton Stralman
08:01PHI Tom Sestito  Roughing against  Stu Bickel
08:01PHI Tom Sestito  Roughing against  Stu Bickel
08:01NYR Stu Bickel  Roughing against  Tom Sestito
08:01NYR Stu Bickel  Misconduct (10 min) against  Tom Sestito
08:01PHI Tom Sestito  Misconduct (10 min) against  Stu Bickel
08:25PHI Daniel Briere  Misconduct (10 min)
10:25NYR Marian Gaborik  Hooking against  Jaromir Jagr
15:45PHI Andrej Meszaros  Hooking against  Carl Hagelin
2nd Period
03:00NYR Steve Eminger  Cross checking against  Tom Sestito
08:14PHI Scott Hartnell  Interference on goalkeeper against  Henrik Lundqvist
12:46NYR Steve Eminger  Holding against  Wayne Simmonds
3rd Period
02:21PHI Maxime Talbot  Interference against  Derek Stepan
07:35PHI Scott Hartnell  Hi-sticking against  John Mitchell
10:41NYR Brian Boyle  Fighting (maj) against  Wayne Simmonds
10:41PHI Wayne Simmonds  Fighting (maj) against  Brian Boyle
12:55PHI Tom Sestito  Misconduct (10 min)
12:55NYR Brandon Prust  Misconduct (10 min)
12:55NYR Brandon Dubinsky  Tripping against  Zac Rinaldo
12:55PHI Zac Rinaldo  Misconduct (10 min)
12:55PHI Zac Rinaldo  Roughing against  Brandon Dubinsky
12:55PHI Zac Rinaldo  Roughing against  Brandon Dubinsky
12:55PHI Zac Rinaldo  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Dubinsky
12:55NYR Brandon Dubinsky  Fighting (maj) against  Zac Rinaldo
15:54NYR Marian Gaborik  Tripping against  Jaromir Jagr
shots by period
PeriodNYRPHI
1st109
2nd718
3rd96
Total2633
Team Stats
CategoryNYRPHI
Power Plays3/70/4
Hits3733
Faceoff Wins2230
Giveaways97
Takeaways43
Blocked Shots1612
Penalty Minutes4268
  • NY RANGERS
  • PHILADELPHIA
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4M. Del ZottoD0102021:49
5D. GirardiD0010024:16
8B. PrustL00001015:01
10M. GaborikR13-14418:24
17B. DubinskyC0000716:22
18M. StaalD00-11016:57
19B. RichardsC0311016:06
21D. StepanC02-11018:28
22B. BoyleC0002517:18
24R. CallahanR3017020:38
27R. McDonaghD0010024:06
32A. StralmanD0001015:04
34J. MitchellC0000015:03
41S. BickelD0000124:12
42A. AnisimovC1005016:25
44S. EmingerD00-11412:52
62C. HagelinL0100011:29
71M. RuppL000107:32
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30H. Lundqvist3133.93959:58
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5B. CoburnD0111022:24
10B. SchennC0001017:05
14S. CouturierC00-12015:27
17W. SimmondsR1123516:01
19S. HartnellL0105420:26
24M. ReadR0001020:11
25M. CarleD0003021:45
26E. GustafssonD00-10012:00
27M. TalbotC0010213:43
28C. GirouxC1003023:35
32T. SestitoL00-10244:24
36Z. RinaldoC0002196:54
41A. MeszarosD0102220:04
43M. BourdonD0000014:24
44K. TimonenD0004023:45
48D. BriereC00011214:30
68J. JagrR00-13016:37
93J. VoracekR000206:46
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
35S. Bobrovsky2126.80859:39