- 6:09 PHI Wayne Simmonds (Power Play); Assists: Brayden Schenn, Jakub Voracek
- 9:45 PHI Jakub Voracek; Assists: Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux
Steve Mason stopped 34 shots for his 31st career shutout and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 2-0 on Wednesday night. >> Read more
- I'd stick this game, for the most part, in the category of that Detroit game and a few others from earlier in the year where the Rangers were the better team but couldn't solve a great goaltending performance. Steve Mason made a number of big saves, and those were just on Rick Nash and Michael Grabner, and for the first time in a while the Rangers couldn't score.
- Henrik Lundqvist had his fourth straight really good start and didn't really have a chance on either of the Flyers goals. He continues to look like his game is rounding into form and heading in the right direction for the Rangers.
- The Rangers had a big chance to tie the game on the PP right after the Flyers scored on their PP but couldn't convert. That was a big moment in the third period and the Rangers couldn't find a way to it up.
- Overall the Rangers played a pretty strong game and if Rick Nash could have lifted the puck a little higher off the ice it's possible that the Rangers would be entering the All-Star break with not just four straight good performances but four straight wins.
- Instead the Rangers enter the All-Star break with a loss, but probably a good feeling with how their game has trended in the past week. When they return they should have Marc Staal very close to returning, Jesper Fast probably not far off and then another couple of weeks for Kevin Hayes. Antti Raanta is also likely close to coming back but the Rangers need for stability in net doesn't seem to be as much of an issue right now as it was a week ago.
Next Game: After a five-day break, the Rangers will come back on Tuesday to host the Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.