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Philadelphia 5, NY Rangers 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, February 28, 2020
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Pierre Lambert, Francois St. Laurent
Linesmen: Ryan Daisy, Derek Nansen
Attendance: 19581

Claude Giroux scored two goals to lift the host Philadelphia Flyers past the previously surging New York Rangers, 5-2, on Friday.

Sean Couturier had one goal and one assist, while James van Riemsdyk and Kevin Hayes also scored for the Flyers, who won their fifth in a row. Jakub Voracek compiled four assists, and Scott Laughton had two assists for Philadelphia, which improved to 23-5-4 at home.

Flyers goaltender Carter Hart made 26 saves for his 18th home win.

Jesper Fast and Brett Howden scored for the Rangers, who had their five-game winning streak and franchise-best nine-game road win streak snapped. Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev stopped 35 shots.

Fast gave the Rangers a quick 1-0 lead at 2:49 of the first period when he corralled a loose puck in front and sent it past Hart on a second effort.

Giroux found himself open in front and fired a wrist shot at 12:45 that was barely deflected aside by Georgiev. Couturier then tied the game at 1 after receiving a pass from Voracek and notching his 20th goal of the season at 16:07.

The Rangers' Chris Kreider suffered a fractured foot in the first period and didn't return. Kreider, who signed a seven-year contract on Monday, sustained the injury after blocking a shot by Philippe Myers.

New York's dangerous power play was buzzing on its first chance in the second period. Despite three shots and a number of opportunities, the Flyers killed it off.

The Flyers went ahead 2-1 at 13:00 of the second when van Riemsdyk tapped home a rebound in front.

Philadelphia then took a 3-1 advantage at 15:05 when Giroux scored as he was falling to the ice.

Giroux recorded his second goal, this time on the power play at 2:36 of the third, for a 4-1 lead. Giroux now has 19 goals this season.

New York's Artemi Panarin hit the crossbar at 12:45 of the third, and the puck bounced out. Eleven seconds later, Hayes scored for a 5-1 Flyers lead.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
NY Rangers   Philadelphia
Jesper Fast 1 Points Jakub Voracek 4
Jesper Fast 1 Goals Claude Giroux 2
Pavel Buchnevich 1 Assists Jakub Voracek 4
N/A Power Play Goals Claude Giroux 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Alexandar Georgiev .875 Save Percentage Carter Hart .929
Alexandar Georgiev 35 Saves Carter Hart 26
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 28 2 0-3 2-3 10 17
Philadelphia 40 5 1-3 3-3 10 36
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against NY Rangers. The Flyers have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Rangers have a W/L % of .457 after a win and .655 after a loss.