Rookie Rangers' goaltender Cam Talbot made his NHL debut on Thursday night as New York took on the Philadelphia Flyers.  Despite Talbot's strong effort in net, the Blurshirts fell 2-1 to the also struggling Flyers.

Talbot stopped 25 of 27 Philadelphia shots and kept the Rangers in the game.  The 26-year old was between the pipes filling in for normal backstop Henrik Lundquist, who is listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Philadelphia got on the board first with a short-handed breakaway goal in the first period.  Brad Richards quickly tied the game with a sharp angle shot that glanced off Flyer goalie Steve Mason's side before finding the back of the net.

After a scoreless but physical second period, Braydon Coburn blasted a shot from the point, following a Ranger's turnover, that beat a screened Talbot to make it 2-1.

The Rangers are now 2-6-0 on the season, and despite improving their play as of late, are desperately seeking the return of offensive standouts Rick Nash, Ryan Callahan, and Carl Hagelin.

The Blueshirts have one more road game on this nine-game stretch to start the year, and that's in Detroit to take on the Red Wings on Saturday night.