The New York Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more
- 0:33 PHI Valtteri Filppula; Assist: Jordan Weal
- 3:57 NYR Mika Zibanejad (power play); Assist: Mats Zuccarello
- 7:10 NYR Brendan Smith; Assists: Zuccarello, Derek Stepan
- 7:01 NYR Oscar Lindberg; Assists: Dan Girardi, Zuccarello
- 9:10 NYR Chris Kreider; Assist: Stepan
- 17:54 PHI Brayden Schenn; Assist: Shayne Gostisbehere
- 18:45 PHI Filppula; Assists: Jakub Voracek, Gostisbehere
- The Rangers were in need of a game like this and, for about half of the game, they got it. They needed a game where they could convert turnovers into goals, they needed their top guys, like Kreider, Stepan and Zuccarello, driving the offense and, probably most importantly, they needed to win at home.
- Sure, 1-5-3 in the past 9 at home is not good, and the Rangers have one more game at home next weekend, but they needed to find a way to pick up two points, salute the fans and leave their home building on a happy note. It is only one game so I can't say that the Rangers have fixed all of their problems on home ice but they had to start with two points somewhere and that is what they got tonight.
- At 4-1 it certainly seemed like the Rangers had this game easily in hand and with how they played in the final couple of minutes it seems like the players felt the same way. Two quick goals and then all the sudden everyone is tense but the Rangers managed to hold on.
- Everything I need to see with Henrik Lundqvist's game came with that save on Claude Giroux's one-timer with 14 or so seconds left. It was a tremendous save at a time where the ice was tilted in Philly's favor and Lundqvist came up big.
- This wasn't a perfect game for the Rangers by any means. They turned the puck over, left some guys open at the end of the game and allowed the this to become a much closer game than it should have been. Still, the Rangers were able to do what they did at their best earlier in the season and that is capitalize when teams make mistakes.
The Rangers face the Washington Capitals on the road Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.