Rangers 5, Flyers 2

The New York Rangers (16-13-3) defeated the Philadelphia Flyers (13-17-2) by the score of 5-2, tonight. For a box score, click here.

…is there any chance the Rangers can just play the Flyers for the rest of the season? In all seriousness, those are two huge points with games in Ottawa and Montreal looming.

…amazing what a little confidence can do for a team. Get the first goal, feel good about yourself and away you go. Didn't like that they relaxed after getting the 3-0 lead, but tonight's not the night to complain.

…Torts should be fired on the spot if he ever thinks about splitting up the Hagelin-Stepan-Nash line again. Combined eight points (3g, 5a) tonight.

…remember when Rangers fans wanted to trade Stepan for O'Reilly? LOL!!!!!!!

…man, Nash looks unstoppable when he plays with a real center.

…i didn't read Page Six today, but is Richards dating Olivia Munn again? Huge confidence building game.

…based on what we've heard, it sounds like Kreider was just overthinking things earlier in the year (too much Torts in his ear?). Now that he's just playing, we're seeing the Kreider of last postseason. Kid's speed is deadly. Little snarl to his game tonight as well, which was awesome to see.

…while Miller didn't get on the score sheet tonight, I was real impressed with his physical game. It looked like Schenn tried to rough him up a few times and he refused to back down. Big hit on Simmonds was nice also. 10-for-13 on faceoffs.

…looks like the Rangers don't need Zuccarello to spark the offense afterall. Anyway they can void that contract?

…shades of last year with Girardi and McDonagh combining for 55 minutes of ice time. And like last year, they were dominant.

…wonder if Giroux was begging Lundqvist to let him score again. If it wasn't for two bad bounces that's a shutout.

…can't enjoy this one for too long with Ottawa on Thursday.

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Rangers 5, Flyers 2

The New York Rangers (32-12-5) defeated the Philadelphia Flyers (30-16-6) by the score of 5-2, yesterday. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports.

…absolutely love the toughness of this team. The Flyers tried to push them around with Tom “Fantasy Camp” Sestito and Rinaldo doing everything in their power to get the Blueshirts off their game and the Rangers didn’t give an inch. They’re winning with goaltending, defense and physicality right now. Sounds like the ingredients for a long playoff run.

…Dubinsky and Anisimov just increased their trade value tenfold with those goals. lol

…and that’s why you have to play Bickel in a game like that. Smart move by Torts keeping the rugged defenseman in the line-up despite Eminger being ready to go.

…wonder if Gaborik sent Bryzgalov a thank you note after that gift. Unreal how long the Flyers goaltending woes can gone on for.

…got to love the G.A.S. line re-united.

…it really is unthinkable where Del Zotto was at this time last year.

…you win these kind of games with efforts like Brian Boyle gave yesterday: five hits, five blocked shots and 13-of-22 on faceoffs. Another gutty effort.

…and Fedotenko proves his worth by scoring an empty netter.

…i thought the Rangers did extra power play practice last week?

…assuming the Rangers are going to wear their Winter Classic jerseys against the Flyers for the rest of the season.

…Rangers don’t win this game without their ridiculous penalty kill.

…what a job McD did on Jagr all day.

…another rival tomorrow as Devils invade MSG.

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