FINAL: Flyers 4 Rangers 2

First Period:

  • SHG – Carl Hagelin (1) Snap shot – ASST: Dominic Moore (1), Mat Bodie (1)
  • Sean Couturier (1) Wrist shot – ASST: Wayne Simmonds (1), Matt Read (1)

Second Period:

  • Nicklas Grossmann (1) Slapshot – ASST: Jason Akeson (1), Mark Streit (1)
  • Wayne Simmonds (1) Tip-in – ASST: Matt Read (2), Mark Streit (2)

Third Period:

  • Anthony Duclair (1) Wrist shot – ASST: Dominic Moore (2)
  • Matt Read (empty net)

Stats:

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Adam’s Thoughts:

  • For the most part I have almost discounted Chris Mueller as an option to make the Rangers but the more he plays the more I think he may have a shot to be the 13th forward or maybe take the 3/4th line role until Derek Stepan returns and puts everyone back in order. He is a good passer, pretty good on faceoffs, and has some nice skill. He might be the player who has gotten the best opportunity with Matthew Lombardi being out.
  • You can see the difference in the young players last night vs tonight. Most of them at least had some moments tonight but against more of an NHL team they struggled. Anthony Duclair was started quiet but had a strong third period and continues to make a case to stick around.
  • Conor Allen has that little edge to him that is nice to see but I think it might be a mistake to keep him as the 7th D. Allen is a bit older but still only has one-year as a pro. He would probably be best playing top minutes in Hartford and looking for a spot next season.

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Read: Rangers prospect report (9/22 to 9/28)

RangersThe Rangers sent through the following prospect report yesterday:

THREE STARS OF THE WEEK

Anthony Duclair, LW – The 19-year-old forward is the only Junior-eligible player remaining in Rangers Training Camp. In his preseason debut on Friday night against Chicago, Duclair registered two points (one goal, one assist), including the game-winning goal, and tied for the team lead with five shots on goal. Through New York’s first two preseason games, he is tied for the team lead in goals (one), ranks second in points (points), and is tied for second in assists (one).

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Recap: Henrik Lundqvist’s comments after the game last night

Henrik LundqvistHenrik Lundqvist met with the media last night following the Rangers win over the Flyers (SportsTalk NY)

On the young players, “they look really good, the way they move the puck and see the game. It will be interesting. There are a few spots and a lot of guys are doing a good job of promoting themselves. It’s fun to see the young guys and how they play their game.”

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Note: Ryan Malone and Dan Girardi skated today

5:09PM: Alain Vigneault says that Lombardi has gotten good reports on his groin injury and that Malone and Girardi will practice tomorrow. (Steve Zipay)

1:27PM: The Rangers announced that Dan Girardi and Ryan Malone both skated today in New York. (NYR)

Matthew Lombardi did not skate.

Read: Ryan Haggerty had a nice night

In his first pro game at MSG, Ryan Haggerty played 1235 and had two goals, an assist, 5 shots on goal and 4 hits.

Haggerty told Al Trautwig between periods, “It was good to get my feet with in Chicago and I am playing with two great players and it’s making it easier on myself. I’m just moving my feet and getting open.”

He added, “scoring goals helps but coming to the rink everyday to compete and get better and I want to prove that I can be there and keep playing.”

Alain Vigneault said last night that Haggery has been playing well and certainly has some upside and potential to his game. (LoHud via SoundCloud)

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