Flyers 5, NY Rangers 3 at Wells Fargo Center
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The Flyers opened their preseason at the Wells Fargo Center with an offensive outburst as they defeated the Rangers by a 5-3 score. Although the game was decided in regulation, the two teams skated in the NHL mandated 3 on 3 overtime after 60 minutes of play. Neither team scored.
With the win, the Flyers are now 2-1 through three games of their preseason and have won four consecutive preseason games on home ice dating back to last year. Below are news, notes & quotes from both contests…
- Steve Mason played the entire game, stopping 29 of 32 shots.
“I felt better than I thought I was going to feel. From a personal standpoint I was really pleased with how the game went,” said Mason
- Shayne Gostisbehere scored two goals tonight, both in the third period, and one of which was on the power play. He led the Flyers with seven shots.
“I saw TK [Travis Konecny] had the puck and I saw a little seam there. I didn’t try to kill it. Just tried to put it on net and it was a good screen in front," said Gostisbehere. "Great play by Simmer [Simmonds] for playing up high on the top so I snuck down there and Simmer gave me a nice pass.”
“I thought especially coming on a back to back situation to start the preseason you never know how you’re going to feel, but I thought we did some good things, built some chemistry as the game went on, and it was definitely nice to play with them,” said Gagner.
- Umberger found the scoresheet for the second straight night, recording two assists. He now has three points (all assists) in the preseason thus far.
- Evgeny Medvedev scored a goal in 21:52 of ice time. Medvedev, defense partner Ivan Provorov (21:25) and Mark Streit (22:10) all played over 20 minutes.
- The Flyers were 3-for-6 on the power play and committed just two penalties of their own, killing off both Rangers power play attempts. The Flyers as a team are now 5-for-11 on the power play through the first three games, after the group in Allentown last night went 2-for-2 and the group in Brooklyn was 0-for-3.