Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored in a shootout to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
Keith Yandle tied it with 12.9 seconds left in regulation and Chris Kreider also scored in regulation for the Rangers, who won consecutive games for just the second time since Nov. 15.
Ryan White scored and Shayne Gostisbehere had a goal and an assist in regulation for the Flyers, who had won three straight. The Rangers improved to 3-2 in tiereakers this season while Philadelphia dropped to 2-5.
Philadelphia's Sam Gagner shot high and Claude Giroux was stopped by Henrik Lundqvist in the tiebreaker.
New York lost captain Ryan McDonagh midway through the first period when he was knocked out by Wayne Simmonds' punch. >> Read more...
- Well that was quite the come from behind win by the Rangers. The first 40 were a mess for the Rangers and then they gave the Flyers the lead right back but Keith Yandle crushed a slap shot to give the Rangers a point.
- Yandle might have played his best period in a long-time during the third period. He showed his slap shot earlier in the game and I wondered why he didn't seem to take it more. Was a good thing he took it in the dying seconds of regulation.
- Henrik Lundqvist was outstanding today, especially when the Flyers dominated the Rangers in the second period. He kept the game close while the Rangers were finding their game.
- They played with fire by giving the Flyers all of those power plays but for the most part the PK was good.
- Kevin Hayes said during the first intermission that the best payback for what was done to Ryan McDonagh was to win the game. For a long time it seemed like the Rangers would be adding insult to injury with how they played but they came back and got the win. The win doesn't erase Ryan McDonagh leaving the game with an injury, but it definitely helps put the team in good spirits.