The Philadelphia Flyers were all but eliminated from playoff contention going into Sunday night’s game against the New York Rangers, but they gave it their all.
A poor effort was almost saved by a few late goals, but the Flyers couldn’t get the tying one past Henrik Lundqvist as they lost 4-3.
Anthony Stolarz was ready for his third game in as many days.
Steve Mason was back on the bench for the Flyers.
Stolarz bailed out Andrew MacDonald after a bad turnover.
He was tested early, and kept the Rangers off the board.
The Flyers went on a power play after this Tanner Glass hit.
But the crossbar kept Brayden Schenn from scoring.
The Flyers opened the scoring in the second period.
Jordan Weal got the puck to Valtteri Filppula for the goal!
And the zone exit by Ivan Provorov that started it all.
But that would be the end of the excitement for the Flyers.
The Rangers scored two quick goals after bad defensive plays.
Mason talked with Stolarz on the bench during a TV timeout.
Stolarz did all he could.
The Rangers poured it on in the third period with two more goals to make it 4-1.
But don’t count the Flyers out just yet!
They scored a goal with the goalie pulled to pull within two!
And then within one!
And then Claude Giroux nearly tied it, but Hank made one final save.
Be sure to follow Ryan Gilbert and Sons of Penn on Twitter and Facebook for analysis, insight, GIFs and more regarding your Philadelphia Flyers.
Join us on our Facebook pages to connect with us and continue the discussion. We can be found at Sons of Penn and The Orange Update. Until next time, friends.
Sons of Penn Radio (January 23rd)
On this week of SOP Radio, we celebrate a thrilling overtime victory, discuss Dave Hakstol’s coaching decisions, and forecast potential trade opportunities and prospect development.