The second period started much like the first, with the Rangers owning the territorial advantage. Except, this time there was no Bernie Parent
to be the story.
Rangers goalie Dan Blackburn
was instead the story early with a big-time split save with the left pad on Ken Linseman
, who is wearing goggles for glasses, a new fashion statement that probably won't catch on in today's NHL.
Kerry Fraser whistled for a slashing penalty on Eric Lindros
, who whacked Nick Kypreos
' stick in the corner. Instead of getting a power play, Kypreos got a penalty shot opportunity, but Mark LaForest
was up to the task, making a pad save to preserve the Flyers 2-0 lead with more than 15 minutes left in the period.