National Hockey League
- Wells Fargo Center PUCK DROP -
NY Rangers Rangers
ML: NYR -108
Final (SO)
Philadelphia Flyers
ML: PHI -102
Goalie Performance
Henrik Lundqvist
#30 G Henrik Lundqvist
Steve Mason
#35 G Steve Mason
0.929 SV% 26 SV
0.929 SV% 26 SV
Scoring Leaders
Keith Yandle
#93 D Keith Yandle Goals Assists 1 0
Chris Kreider
#20 LW Chris Kreider Goals Assists 1 0
Mats Zuccarello
#36 RW Mats Zuccarello Goals Assists 0 1
Shayne Gostisbehere
#53 D Shayne Gostisbehere Goals Assists 1 1
Ryan White
#25 C Ryan White Goals Assists 1 0
Chris VandeVelde
#76 C Chris VandeVelde Goals Assists 0 1

PHILADELPHIA -- In a feisty game that featured 48 penalty minutes, the New York Rangers forced overtime in the final seconds of regulation before stealing a 3-2 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

Right winger Mats Zuccarello and center Derek Stepan scored in the skills competition to win it.

Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (25-14-4) stopped both his shots in the shootout and made 26 saves to earn his 30th career win against Philadelphia.

With the Rangers trailing 2-1 late in the third period, defenseman Keith Yandle ripped a slap shot to tie it with 12 seconds left. New York never led until the final.

The Rangers (29-18-5) have won five of their last seven and evened their five-game regular-season series with Philadelphia at two games apiece.

The Flyers (23-18-9) had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Philadelphia goaltender Steve Mason (12-12-7) made 26 saves, but couldn't stop any shots in the shootout.

The Flyers struck first with a power-play goal in their seventh consecutive game, the longest active streak in the NHL.

Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere flung a shot into traffic that went untouched, deflected off Lundqvist and in to give Philadelphia a 1-0 lead 7:16 into the second period and push his point streak to seven games.

The Rangers answered 3:16 into the third period when left winger Chris Kreider deflected a high shot by defenseman Dan Girardi even higher past Mason for his 11th goal of the season.

But back quickly came Philadelphia as Gostisbehere pushed the puck up ice and found center Ryan White to his left, who fired home a snap shot to regain the Flyers' advantage just over two minutes after New York took it away.

The assist for Gostisbehere marked his 10th point in the past seven games.

It didn't take long for the game to turn up a notch between the division rivals.

Flyers right winger Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia's hottest player entering Saturday with six goals and eight points over the last four games, was ejected in the first period for intent to injure after punching Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh and receiving a five-minute match penalty.

McDonagh stayed down on the ice before needing help to the locker room. New York later announced he would not return. McDonagh, who was initially checked by Simmonds, was penalized four minutes for slashing and high-sticking.

After his game misconduct was announced, Simmonds angrily snapped his stick and threw it on the ice.

Neither team scored off the penalties.

NOTES: Rangers LW Rick Nash missed a fifth straight game as he recovers from a bone bruise on his left leg. Nash entered Saturday third on New York with 33 points (12 goals, 21 assists). ... Flyers C Sean Couturier was out of the lineup as the team announced Friday he will be sidelined for a month with a lower-body injury. Couturier has 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists) and a team-best plus-9 rating. ... Rangers D Kevin Klein returned to the lineup after breaking his thumb Tuesday and missing Thursday's game against the Minnesota Wild. Klein owns a team-high plus-14 rating in 20:01 of ice time per game. ... Flyers C Nick Cousins, who was recalled on Friday from American Hockey League affiliate Lehigh Valley, was inserted into the lineup for his fifth game of the season. C R.J. Umberger was a healthy scratch for the third straight game. ... Rangers LW Tanner Glass was back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch on Tuesday, as New York on Friday sent C Jayson Megna back to AHL affiliate Hartford.
Top Game Performances
NY Rangers   Philadelphia
Chris Kreider 1 Points Shayne Gostisbehere 2
Chris Kreider 1 Goals Shayne Gostisbehere 1
Dan Boyle 1 Assists Shayne Gostisbehere 1
N/A Power Play Goals Shayne Gostisbehere 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist .929 Save Percentage Steve Mason .929
Henrik Lundqvist 26 Saves Steve Mason 26
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 28 3 0-2 3-4 19 22
Philadelphia 28 2 1-4 2-2 29 24
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Flyers have a W/L % of .478 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Rangers have a W/L % of .517 after a win and .609 after a loss.