Bobby Trivigno leads Rangers rookies to sweep over Flyers 3-1
The New York Rangers rookies swept their Philadelphia Flyers counterparts with a 3-1 win on Saturday. They were led on this night by assistant captain Bobby Trivgno, who scored twice in the victory.
“Last year we lost both games and this year we won them,” he said. “A lot of guys got closer from that (experience) and competed harder than last year.”
Bobby Trivigno helps Rangers sweep Flyers
After being swept in last season’s Rookie Series, the young Blueshirts were eager to return the favor by jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first period.
Luke McNamara opened the scoring a little over two minutes in when he converted on an unassisted wraparound tally. The 18 year-old forward went undrafted this past summer and the Blueshirts are seriously considering adding him to their prospect pipeline.
Later in the stanza, Trivigno would tally his first of the game off a great set up from defenseman Ty Emberson. The other assist was credited to Matthew Robertson, who finished this two-game set with a goal and two helpers.
“Emberson made a nice cut at the blue line and drove the net hard to take the D away from me,” Trivingo explained. “So it was pretty easy to get a shot on goal.”
The Flyers made it a nail biter when Zayde Wisdom scored on the power play late in the second to set up a frantic third period. That allowed Trivigno to put a cherry on top of his great night with a breakaway score in the final minute.
“I was trying to be patient,” Trivigno noted. “I was waiting for their goalie to come out for an extra attacker. The [defenseman] kind of fumbled it a little bit and I got a breakaway out of it.”
Trivigno, 24, signed as a college free agent on April 1, 2022 after a successful NCAA career where he won the National Championship in 2021. His contract is up in July.
The native of Setauket, NY has been solid for the Hartford Wolf Pack amassing 8 goals, 21 assists, and 29 points in 68 AHL games over parts of two seasons. In last year’s Calder Cup playoffs, he added 3 points in 9 matches and showed an ability to be play in tough situations.
Coming into this training camp, he needed to let the Rangers know he’s a lot more than a feisty fourth-liner. He’ll have to show some of that scoring ability he displayed in college if he hopes to make his Broadway debut and he’s off to a good start.
“Going forward, I want to have a good main camp and make an impression, move onto to the season and work my way up,” Trivigno made clear in his post game interview.
In goal, duties were split with Olof Linbom picking up the win after stopping all 9 shots directed his way. Meanwhile, Talyn Boyko preserved that victory with a 19 save performance over the last two periods.
The Rangers rookies will have two days off to bond before returning to conclude their camp with a practice on September 19.