Rangers offense breaks out to beat Flyers for sixth straight win

Artemi Panarin and Barclay Goodrow each had a goal and an assist to lift the New York Rangers past the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 on Saturday.

K’Andre Miller, Jimmy Vesey, Jacob Trouba and Ryan Lindgren also scored a goal apiece for Rangers, who won their sixth in a row.

Rangers keeper Jaroslav Halak made 29 saves.

James van Riemsdyk, Scott Laughton and Morgan Frost each scored a goal for the Flyers.

Philadelphia played without Kevin Hayes, who was benched by head coach John Tortorella for personal reasons. Flyers goaltender Carter Hart stopped 29 shots.

The Flyers took a 1-0 lead at 7:11 of the first period when van Riemsdyk turned and scored from the corner of the net.

Rangers quickly unleashed a flurry of shots and equalized at 16:58 when Panarin connected.

Artemi Panarin tied the score at one apiece in the first half.
Jaroslav Halak makes a save in Rangers' win over the Flyers.
Jaroslav Halak makes a save in Rangers’ win over the Flyers.

Panarin nearly scored again at 1:54 of the second when he fired a shot that deflected off Philadelphia’s Cam York and then off the crossbar.

The Flyers quickly earned a power play and Travis Sanheim had a slap shot at 6:19 that Halak disallowed.

Seconds after killing back-to-back power plays, Miller collected the puck at center ice, skated on his own and scored for a 2-1 New York lead at 9:09.

Goodrow scored at 12:14 for a 3-1 advantage even though it looked like the Rangers had too many men on the ice.

The Flyers finished 3-2 when Laughton picked up a loose puck at center ice, skated and scored a shorthanded goal on the backhand at 17:56.

Rangers took a 4-2 lead at 6:22 of the third period after Vesey scored for the third time in the last two games. Vesey’s shot landed in the top right corner of the net.

The Rangers celebrate during their win over the Flyers.
The Rangers celebrate during their win over the Flyers.
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Philadelphia quickly cut the deficit to 4-3 when Frost shot through a screen and passed Halak at 7:53.

The Flyers were given a power play at 4:40 when Vincent Trocheck hit Frost. Hart was called out for an extra skater midway through, but Trouba scored on the empty net from almost the length of the ice at 17:52.

Lindgren was also credited with a goal with 49.3 seconds left.

New York Post

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