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Georgiev makes 29 saves, Rangers shut out Flyers

Strome gets goal, assist for New York; Philadelphia has dropped two straight

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

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PHILADELPHIA -- Alexandar Georgiev made 29 saves for his second NHL shutout for the New York Rangers in a 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

Ryan Strome had a goal and an assist for New York (31-34-13), which has won consecutive games for the first time since a three-game winning streak from Jan. 15-17. The Rangers, who have been eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention, won 4-2 against the St. Louis Blues on Friday.

"Good to get a couple wins here," Strome said. "It's a tough building, they've got a bunch of older guys that know how to win. Good to come in here and play a pretty solid road game, good for the group to have a little more confidence moving forward."

 

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Carter Hart made 22 saves for Philadelphia (37-34-8), which lost for the second consecutive day. Their 5-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday ended their hopes of reaching the playoffs.

"We're a frustrating team right now," Flyers forward Claude Giroux said. "We're our own worst enemy. These games are hard, they're not easy. Especially at home, we need to play better."

Pavel Buchnevich gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead at 16:25 of the first period. The goal was his 20th of the season and his 100th NHL point. It also gave him eight points (four goals, four assists) during a seven-game point streak.

Video: NYR@PHI: Buchnevich buries a rebound with nifty move

"He's a guy with a lot of talent," Rangers coach David Quinn said. "He's come a long way in the past four months. He should be a 20-goal scorer, a 30-goal scorer in this League."

Strome made it 2-0 with 3 seconds remaining in the first when he scored from the left side. The forward has scored in three straight games, the longest streak of his six-season NHL career.

He set up Brady Skjei's goal from the point that bounced off two Flyers and made it 3-0 at 7:39 of the third period.

Strome has 31 points (17 goals, 14 assists) in 59 games with the Rangers after being acquired in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 16. He had two points (one goal, one assist) in 18 games with Edmonton.

Video: NYR@PHI: Strome picks the corner late in the 1st

"Just try to show up, work hard," Strome said. "I think [Quinn] has been pretty consistent with me. His message has been just try to make an impact on the game even if I'm not scoring. With that mindset I've been able to have some success. Just try to go into games and win draws, do the PK, chip in where I can. I think at this point in my career it's about finding a role here and that's what I've done. Nice to see he pucks go in but that's a bonus I think. Just do the right things and good things will happen."

After they had seven shots on goal in the first period the Flyers had 11 in each of the final two, but it wasn't enough.

"I think the execution wasn't there today," Flyers forward Jakub Voracek said. "Every time we had a good look we would hit something like a stick or a skate or something like that. I think it was all about execution, which we didn't have today."

Georgiev has stopped the past 67 shots he's faced, dating to David Perron's first-period goal for the Blues on Friday.

"I think I played a pretty good positional game," Georgiev said. "I tried to be square to the puck and be patient on my feet. ... I'm not really counting [the consecutive saves]. You try to play the game well because any second can be a scoring chance and some crazy bounce."

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They said it

"This was a lot more manageable game for [Georgiev]. I thought we defended a lot better tonight, a lot more structured. There wasn't near the amount of running around we did when we were in St. Louis. We did pretty good job defensively but he stood tall when he needed to." -- Rangers coach David Quinn

"We still have to stick with each other, play our game, play for the team, and that didn't happen today. It was too much of a one-man show out there. ... We're talking about before the game to do the small things right for the team and we go out there and do the exact opposite. It's frustrating." -- Flyers defenseman Robert Hagg

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Need to know

Buchnevich left the game 3:41 into the third period after colliding with Flyers forward Nolan Patrick, but Quinn said he expects Buchnevich to play against the New Jersey Devils on Monday. ... The Rangers ended a six-game losing streak against the Flyers. ... Georgiev is the first Rangers goalie with a shutout in Philadelphia since current Flyers goalie Cam Talbot on Nov. 28, 2014.

 

What's next

Rangers: At the New Jersey Devils on Monday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, MSG 2, NHL.TV)

Flyers: At the Dallas Stars on Tuesday (8:30 p.m. ET; FS-SW, NBCSP, NHL.TV)

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