Rangers Ride Three Quick First Period Goals To Rout Of Flyers
The New York Rangers got three quick goals in the first ten minutes of the first period and Henrik Lundqvist was his old self again as they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Sunday night.
Daniel Carcillo, Rick Nash and Derick Brassard were all able to put pucks behind Flyers' netminder Ray Emery to give the Blueshirts a resounding 3-0 lead after the first period of play. Chris Kreider added his team-leading 12th goal in the second period.
Lundqvist, who made 37 saves on the night, lost his shutout bid on a power-play goal from Mark Streit early in the third period.
The Rangers have now won three in a row, four of their last five, and eight of their last 11 games. They are now tied for second place in the Metropolitan Division with the Washington Capitals.
Up next for New York is a Tuesday night matchup with the Tampa Bay Lighting at Madison Square Garden.