Philadelphia would take the momentum back and get on the board first when Nick Grossmann let a wrister go from the point that hit Wayne Simmonds in the foot and beat Henrik Lundqvist. Three minutes later rookie Tye McGinn got in a scuffle in front of the net when Kris Newbury dropped the gloves and started throwing punches at a clear-not-ready McGinn. McGinn held his own and landed some big punches on Newbury. The Flyers would get a two minute power play as Newbury was also penalized for roughing. The Flyers would make it count as Jake Voracek poked home Sean Couturier's shot that hit off the post to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead. They outshot New York 17-8 in the second period.
The third period got off to a bad start for the Flyers as Braydon Coburn was whistled for a high sticking penalty just 22 seconds into the period. After some tic-tac-toe passing, the puck ended up on the stick of forward Marain Gaborik, who scored a hat trick in Wednesday night’s 4-3 Rangers victory over Boston. Gaborik let a shot go that was blocked by Grossmann who dove head first to block the shot with his chest. Unfortunately the puck came back to Gaborik who fed a wide open Taylor Pyatt who beat Bryzgalov just 1:39 into the period. Midway through the period, McGinn was whistled for a four minute double minor for high sticking. Just 15 seconds later, Grossmann was whistled for hooking giving the Rangers and two minute 5-on-3 and in addition to the remaining 3:45 on the McGinn. The Flyers would kill off both penalties in fantastic fashion. The crowd was roaring as the Flyers killed off the penalties and received a standing ovation. The Flyers would go on to shut the Rangers down and hold on for their first win of the season 2-1.
- Kimmo Timonen led all Flyers with 24:06 of ice time. Claude Giroux led Flyers forwards with 23:11 of ice time.
- Wayne Simmonds won first star of the game as he scored a goal, assisted on the other, and led the team with six shots on goal.
- Ilya Bryzgalov was the second star of the game with 18 saves on 19 shots.
- The Flyers were 1-for-3 on the power play while the Rangers were 1-for-4 on the power play.
- Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist saved 31 of the 33 shots he faced.
- Braydon Coburn led the Flyers with four hits.
- The Flyers announced before the game that Scott Hartnell will miss 4-8 weeks with a left foot injury.
- The Flyers announced that they have signed former-Flyer Mike Knuble to a one-year, $750k deal.
The Flyers are back at it on Saturday at 7:30 pm in Sunrise, Florida as they take on the Florida Panthers.
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