Flyers Snap Eight-Game Losing Streak Against the Rangers

The Philadelphia Flyers snap an eight-game losing streak against the unlikely opponent, the New York Rangers. On March 26th, the Rangers beat the Flyers in overtime, which has been downhill since. They would lose seven more games to teams out of the playoff race or barely hanging on. The Rangers had won seven in a row against the Flyers and were 10-0-1 in their last 11 meetings with Philadelphia.

Thursday night, that changed. Bobby Brink scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period, . Cam York, Travis Konecny, and Noah Cates also scored for the Flyers. Ryan Poehling added two assists as Philadelphia stayed alive in the tight Eastern Conference playoff race. Samuel Ersson made 24 saves on the night. Ersson improved to 22-18-7 while allowing only a goal to Artemi Panarin.

How It All Went Down

York opened the scoring at 4:21 of the first, rifling the puck past Jonathan Quick for his 10th goal. Panarin tied it with his 47th goal on the power-play goal at 18:19 of the first. Panarin has 117 points, six shy of the franchise record set by Jaromir Jagr in 2005-06. He also set a Rangers record with points in 65 of New York’s 80 games this season. The 32-year-old forward has points in 11 consecutive games, with nine goals and 14 assists.

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Brink put the Flyers ahead with his 11th goal at 3:29 of the second when his shot toward the net deflected off Rangers defenseman K’Andre Miller’s stick and past Quick. Konecny made it 3-1 with his team-leading 32nd goal with 47 seconds remaining in the second. Cates increased the Flyers’ lead to 4-1 with his sixth goal at 5:56 of the third. Noah Cates has a five-gmae point streak.

The Flyers have two more games left on the season with thier playoff hopes hanging on by a thread. They see the New Jersey Devils on Saturday and the Washington Capitols on Tuesday night. Stayed tuned to Edge of Philly Sports for more coverage.

Al Zaffiri
Al Zaffiri

Al is one of the two co-creators of Edge of Philly Sports. Al started radio and podcasting in 2012 and covering sports in 2015. A lifelong Philly sports fan since watching the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers with his grandfathers at age 7. Al always looks at the other side of the hot topics and gives his different outlook on those topics. Web and Graphic Design.



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