Rangers lose more than just the game in Philly

The Rangers finally lost a road game, their 1st in 10 games. After an auspicious beginning where Artemi Panarin made a long distance pass to hit Jesper Fast for a goal, the Flyers took control and ended the team’s streak of 5 straight wins.

Panarin’s Magic

The only real bright spot was this beauty of a pass from Panarin to Fast. It gave the Rangers an early 1-0 lead, but that was the only threat for the game.

Bad Break

The wind left their sails in the first period like a punch to the gut. Chris Kreider blocked a shot from Philippe Myers and went down immediately. He tried to take another shift, but it was a no go. The Blueshirts would later announce Kreider suffered a fractured foot and would not return. After the game David Quinn said he had no timetable for Kreider’s return.

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Good News?

The Flyers would go on to win the game 5-2, after Howden got a late goal. When it comes to the playoff chase the Blue Jackets lost to Minnesota. So the Rangers still remain 2 points out of the last playoff spot.

Post Game Notes

  • Brett Howden tallied a goal, drew three penalties (leading to two power play opportunities for the Rangers), was credited with three hits, and recorded two blocked shots. He has registered a goal/point in two of the last three games (two goals), and he added to his career-high in goals this season (nine).
  • Jesper Fast recorded the first goal of the game. He has tallied four goals/points in the last five games, and he is one goal away from tying his career-high (13 in 2017-18).
  • Artemi Panarin tallied an assist to extend his scoring streak to 12 games. He registered his 88th point of the 2019-20 season in tonight’s contest, establishing a new career-high.

Notes courtesy of the New York Rangers PR Dept.

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore