A Kreider goal after extra time lifts the Rangers 1-0 over the Flyers


Philadelphia Flyers goalkeeper Carter Hart (79) defends against New York Rangers center Vincent Trocheck (16) in the first NHL hockey game on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Photo AP / Mary Altaffer)


Chris Kreider scored in the breakaway after 4:07 overtime and Igor Shesterkin made 19 moves as the New York Rangers won their third consecutive game Tuesday night, winning 1-0 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Carter Hart stopped all 35 shots he fought and the Rangers hit the post four times before Kreider finally hit the backhand from Miki Zibanejad’s pass, driving the Madison Square Garden crowd crazy.

Hart made five defenders in the OT before Kreider scored his fourth goal of the season and the 35th goal of a winning career, thereby tying Steve Vickers eighth in the series history.

“It was loud all night. They were just as frustrated as we were that the pucks weren’t going, ”said Kreider’s fans. “It was an exciting ending.”

The Flyers began their third period in the power game after defender Ryan Lindgren was fined an additional two-minute penalty after a scrum behind the Rangers net to end the second.

New York City had two power games in third place – including one at 15:25 when former Rangers defender Tony DeAngelo was called to delay the game – but he also missed a goal.

After the first goalless first, where Rangers had an advantage of 9-7 shots, the hosts dominated the second place but were unable to dissolve Hart.

24-year-old Hart, who is 5-0-2 this season, stopped the long shots of Rangers defenders K’Andre Miller and Jacob Trouby at the start of the second leg and then dismissed two of Zibanejad’s one-shots during the Rangers game for power.

Zibanejad also hit the post behind Hart 12 minutes past two, where Kreider managed to get away from his short arm in the middle of the game, his shot hitting the post towards Hart’s short side.

Rangers shot through Flyers 14-4 in the second.

Hart continued to tease the Rangers in the third minute, beating Artemi Panarin’s well-placed shot 13 minutes after the shot, and Kreider stopped wearing gloves 14:52.

“This is a great start for Carter,” said Flyers coach John Tortorella. “They see Carter putting it there … I hope it builds camaraderie.”

Shesterkin was sharp as well, knocking off former Ranger Kevin Hayes in the front at 6:49 pm on the third.

Cut off was Shesterkin’s first appearance this season and the ninth of his career. Netminder Rangers recovered to 6-0-2 and his eight-point match streak marks the team’s second-longest season in history behind Gilles Villemur (1971-72).

“He’s our best player every night and he definitely was tonight,” said Kreider.

Rangers have scored 7-2-2 in their last 11 games against the Flyers. Last season, New York won 3-0 against Philadelphia.

“The effort was there. Carter gives us a chance. We just didn’t score, ”said Tortorella in his first season behind the Flyers bench. “As long as I can see the effort, care and faith in what we are doing, I leave the building in a decent mood. This is how I feel right now.


Philadelphia defender Justin Braun played his 800th career match. The 35-year-old blueliner, who skated in eight regular season games and 19 play-offs for Rangers last season, returned to the Flyers as a free agent in July. He has 197 points in 13 seasons with the Sharks, Rangers and Flyers.

NOTES: A visit to Madison Square Garden was the only one this season for Flyers. The teams meet on December 17 and March 1 in Philadelphia. … The Rangers did not have injured strikers Filip Chytil and Vitala Kravtsov. They scratched the defender of Libor Hajka. … The Flyers missed injured strikers James van Riemsdyk, Sean Couturier, Cam Atkinson and Patrick Brown. Philadelphia also scratched in the center of Tanner Łaczyński and the defender of Jegor Zamuła.


Flyers: Visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

Rangers: Host the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.


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This story was originally published November 1, 2022 20:40.


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