|Del Zotto scores as Bryzgalov looks on|
The Rangers got off to a great start as they stole the momentum early when they scored less than 2 minutes into the game. Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto took a seemingly innocent shot from the point that snuck its way through a few players and past Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov giving New York the early 1-0 lead. It's a goal that Bryzgalov would like to have back, but he didn't let the tally get him down and played excellent afterwards. Bryzgalov made 26 saves on 28 shots.
|Callahan scores the eventual game winner|
Following Timonen's goal, the Flyers were given two PowerPlay opportunities in which they squandered, only registering 1 shot on both PowerPlays combined. In fact the Flyers only took 4 shots after Timonen's goal which came 7:09 minutes into the period. And Philadelphia spent over 5 minutes of those 12 a man up (including when they pulled their goalie).
Danny Briere was the sole Flyer who kept pushing. Briere accounted for 10 of the Flyers' 27 shots. Briere had more shots than the entire Flyers offense combined (8).
But despite Briere's valiant effort, and Bryzgalov's great play to keep the game within 1, the Flyers just couldn't find the equalizer.
After Philadelphia beat New York on their first meeting 2-1 last Thursday, the Rangers returned the favor beating the Flyers in the second meeting by the same score.
The Philadelphia Flyers fall to 2-5 on the season.
|Briere takes 10 shots|
- The Flyers only won 34% of their faceoffs tonight going 21 for 61.
- Danny Briere was kept off the score sheet despite registering 10 shots in 23:26 minutes.
- Last time Briere had 10 shots in a game was on March 9th 2007, he also had 0 points in that game.
- Briere's career high for shots in a single game is 14. It actually came against the Flyers when he was playing for Buffalo on April 22nd 2006 in the first round of the playoffs.
- The Flyers have allowed a PowerPlay goal against in 6 of their first 7 games.
- The Flyers PowerPlay is only 5 for 37 (14%).
- Philadelphia has scored 1 goal or less in 5 of their 7 games this season.
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The Flyers have 2 days off for the first time this season. They get back into action on Friday when they face the Washington Capitals.