After a brutal 7-2 defeat at the hands of the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night, the Flyers came away with a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon. Most of it wasn't pretty, but the team got the job done. Philadelphia's goal scorers were Vincent Lecavalier, Sean Couturier, Wayne Simmonds, and Luke Schenn. Chris Kreider and Derick Brassard scored for New York. Steve Mason made some huge saves in net, 32 of 34, and Henrik Lundqvist made 27 of 31 saves for the Rangers.
Vincent Lecavalier opened up scoring just over seven minutes into the first period, an odd deflection of a goal that was originally credited to Brayden Schenn, but changed to Lecavalier after the first period, and assisted by Wayne Simmonds and Mark Streit. Around a minute later, Sean Couturier made a hell of a deke to catch Henrik Lundqvist off guard and get one past him. His goal was assisted by Matt Read and Kimmo Timonen. The first period ended with - not at all surprisingly - some pushing and shoving, the Rangers leading the Flyers in shots, 12-10, and, most importantly, the Flyers leading the Blueshirts in goals, 2-0.