NY Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (OT)
at Madison Square Garden
Monday, September 28, 2015
The Flyers went ahead 2-0 on goals by Mark Streit and Wayne Simmonds and withstood a potent Rangers offense until the game’s final minutes. A goal by Dan Girardi 4:21 into the third period pulled the Rangers within one before Chris Kreider scored with 1:04 remaining and an extra attacker out to force overtime.
Keith Yandle then was awarded a penalty shot in the extra session and converted to give the Rangers the 3-2 win.
Below are quick news and notes from the game:
- Steve Mason made 41 saves on 44 shots. He stopped all 16 shots he saw in the first period and 17 of 18 shots in the third period.
“Mase did a good job on some good scoring opportunities in the first period,” said Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol. “He’s the guy that gave us a chance to get going in the second, and vice versa – I thought our guys responded to that and did get going in the second period. Being a good pro, being a veteran, he’s got a real good opportunity to get into a rhythm here this week.”
“We have to close out games. You can’t let teams hang around,” said Mason. “We have to find a way to get that extra goal and unfortunately no matter what the situation you can’t give up goals in the last minute. We just have to find a way to close games out. Fortunately for us it was exhibition and hopefully we can learn from it because we can’t be doing that.”
- Mark Streit had a two-point game with a goal and an assist… It was his second game of the preseason… Streit also logged the most ice time for the Flyers (21:33).
“As the game went on we created more chances, more shots and a lot of positive things, but certainly a lot of parts we have to clean up,” said Streit.
- Michael Raffl left the game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
- Brayden Schenn had an assist and is now at four points on the preseason, with three goals and an assist… Schenn and Sam Gagner are the only two players who have appeared in all four possible games this preseason.
- The Flyers scored one of their two goals on the power-play in tonight’s game going 1-for-6… They have scored eight of their 19 total goals on the man advantage and scored at least one power-play goal in four of their five games in the preseason… Overall they are 8-for-22 (36.4 percent) on the preseason.
- The Flyers’ 19 goals now ranks second in the NHL to Detroit’s 20 in the preseason.
- The Flyers are now 3-0-0 at home, including their game in Allentown, in the preseason, but are 0-1-1 on the road.