The New York Rangers' kids had their way with the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday.
Rookies Jesper Fast and Ryan Haggerty each scored twice to lead the Rangers to a 6-3 victory against the Flyers at Madison Square Garden in the opener of a home-and-home series. Anthony Duclair, a 19-year-old forward, had his second goal in as many games and added an assist, and rookie forward Kevin Hayes had two assists.
The only goal scored by a player older than 22 was 28-year-old Chris Mueller's power-play goal in the second period.
Duclair, Haggerty and Fast scored in a span of less than four minutes to put the Rangers up 3-0 before the game was 10 minutes old, and the Flyers never got closer than two goals the rest of the way.
All three Philadelphia goals came from rookies. Taylor Leier and Jason Akeson scored in the second period and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere had a third-period goal against Henrik Lundqvist, who made 22 saves in his first full game of the preseason.
Steve Mason stopped 31 shots for the Flyers, who host New York on Tuesday.