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game recap

Vigneault gets first win as Rangers coach

Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 1:13 AM

NHL.com

Three Stars of the Game
Derick Brassard
1st
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 17:49
Benoit Pouliot
2nd
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 14:16
Martin Biron
3rd
SA: 6TOI: 31:22
GA: 0
PIM: 0
SV%: 1.000

Derrick Brassard had a goal and an assist, and newcomer Benoit Pouliot also scored to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday, giving Alain Vigneault his first win behind New York's bench.

"They both, I thought, played to their strength," Vigneault said of Brassard and Pouliot. "They moved the puck, they used their speed. They had some quality chances, they even had some real good chances on the power play. There seems to be a little chemistry there and hopefully it's going to continue to improve."

Brassard, acquired last season in the trade that sent Marian Gaborik to Columbus, broke a scoreless tie 1:10 into the second period when his wrist shot beat Flyers goalie Steve Mason.

Maxime Talbot and Sean Couturier scored for Philadelphia. Mason stopped 20 of 23 shots.

"Yeah, this was a good night. It's getting better the more you go along, but obviously it's difficult only playing a half game before this," Mason said. "But to get a full game in tonight and get back into the routine, it feels good."

Darroll Powe scored for New York and won five of eight faceoffs. Pouliot's goal, which proved to be the game-winner, came 5:30 into the third period. Rookie defenseman Dylan McIlrath picked up an assist.

Martin Biron stopped all six shots he faced for the Rangers. Cam Talbot relieved him and stopped 10 of 12 shots.

"My only sense of urgency tonight was showing a new coaching staff what I can do," Biron said.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
01:10
NYR
Derick Brassard (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mats Zuccarello (1), Anton Stralman (1)
1 - 0 NYR
13:26
PHI
Maxime Talbot (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Hal Gill (1), Kris Newbury (1)
1 - 1 Tie
19:26
NYR
Darroll Powe (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrew Yogan (1), Conor Allen (1)
2 - 1 NYR
3rd Period
02:28
PHI
Sean Couturier (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Jakub Voracek (1)
2 - 2 Tie
05:30
NYR
Benoit Pouliot (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Derick Brassard (1), Dylan McIlrath (1)
3 - 2 NYR
penalty summary
1st Period
03:58
PHI
Jason Akeson  Kneeing  - 2 min against  Jesper Fast
15:13
PHI
Sean Couturier  Hooking  - 2 min against  Andrew Yogan
2nd Period
01:52
NYR
Derek Dorsett  Roughing  - 2 min against  Kris Newbury
01:52
PHI
Kris Newbury  Roughing  - 2 min against  Derek Dorsett
01:52
PHI
Kris Newbury served by Derek Mathers  Roughing  - 2 min against  Derek Dorsett
03:53
NYR
Taylor Pyatt  Hooking  - 2 min against  Mark Streit
13:52
NYR
Darroll Powe  Tripping  - 2 min against  Hal Gill
3rd Period
06:24
PHI
Samuel Morin  Slashing  - 2 min against  Derek Dorsett
06:24
NYR
Derek Dorsett  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Samuel Morin
07:22
PHI
Scott Hartnell  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Derick Brassard
12:57
NYR
Derick Brassard  Hooking  - 2 min against  Wayne Simmonds
17:28
PHI
Mark Alt  Tripping  - 2 min against  Micheal Haley
goalie stats
Cam Talbot
SA: 12TOI: 28:38
GA: 2SV%: .833
Martin Biron
SA: 6TOI: 31:22
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
Steve Mason
SA: 23TOI: 59:32
GA: 3SV%: .870