A Blueshirts Tale of Woe in 4-1 loss in Philly
New York, NY - The high-powered Philadelphia Flyers (8-4-1) were able to defeat the New York Rangers (6-5-1) by the score of 4-1 in hockey action on Thursday night. And the Flyers were powered by former Rangers Blair Betts and Nikolay Zherdev who were both able to net goals for the Flyers.
Adding power-play goals were Mike Richards and Chris Pronger to extend its season-bets winning streak to five games. The good news if you are a Rangers fans is that the Blueshirts are 14-4-2 in their last 20 games in Philadelphia.
The bad news is that the patient defensive, gritty squad that the fans were being treated too went away for one day. The Blueshirts were able to net the first goal of the game as Brandon Dubinsky fired a rebounded shot from Michael Del Zotto past Philly goalie Sergei Bobrovsky who finished the night with 20 saves. Dubinsky has been one of the bright spots for the Rangers this season leading the team with eight goals.
It was all Flyers after that though as three goals were scored against starting keeper Henrik Lundqvist, who started in spite of being hit on the right side of the neck in practice on Wednesday. Lundqvist made 17 saves in a solid effort could not hold the fort against a very high powered Philadelphia Flyer team.
For the Rangers who were on a bit of a roll, lost their way and the keys which had made them successful thus far this season. They will look to rebound against a very hungry New Jersey Devils squad for a 7:00 p.m. Friday night face-off.