Rangers Fall to Flyers, 4-1

New York, NY- The New York Rangers (20-14-1) fell to the Philadelphia Flyers (22-7-5) by the score of 4-1 in Saturday afternoon hockey action. Nikolay Zherdev netted two goals to lead the Flyers, as they continue to reign as the top team in the Eastern Conference.

Zherdev struck for his first goal of the game at the 9:06 mark of the second period as he recorded a backhand goal to give the Flyers the 1-0 lead. Philadelphia would continue showing New York no love as they would only add on to that lead.

It was a Andrea Nodl wrist shot at the 3:19 mark of the third period which gave the Flyers the 2-0 lead. The Rangers were able to get on the board at the 8:23 mark of the third when Derek Stepan tallied a snap shot to make the score 2-1.

The Blueshirts could not cash in on any other goals though as the Flyers would only add on to their lead. Ville Leino tallied a wicked snap shot at the 9:57 mark to give Philadelphia the 3-1 lead. Zherdev would then strike for the second time in the game, netting a power play goal at the 15:06 mark for the eventual 4-1 victory.

In cage for the Flyers in their victory was Brian Boucher who made a total of 24 saves, while on the other side of the ice Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves.

The Blueshirts will go on a four day break before hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning for a Thursday night 7:00 p.m. face-off.