NEW YORK (AP) — Mika Zibanejad had three desires and three assists in Recent York’s seven-arrangement second period, and the Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 9-0 Wednesday evening.
Pavel Buchnevich had two desires and two assists — all in the second period — and Brendan Lemieux, Artemi Panarin, Jacob Trouba and Filip Chytil also scored in the Rangers’ most decisive victory since beating Recent Jersey 9-0 on March 31, 1986. Alexandar Georgiev stopped 26 shots for his sixth occupation shutout.
“I believed we had been in a position to head from the originate,” talked about Zibanejad. “It was a sizable effort, we truly played together. … Obviously, we got rewarded, especially in the second period. It was an out of this world feeling and a pleasant procure tonight.”
The Rangers had been with out head coach David Quinn and assistants Jacques Martin, David Oliver and Greg Brown due to NHL COVID-19 protocols. Hartford Wolf Pack head coach Kris Knoblauch and associate head coach Gord Murphy, and Rangers associate total manager Chris Drury had been on the motivate of the bench.
“You didn’t have necessary time to imagine it,” Knoblauch talked about when asked about pregame preparation as the acting head coach. “Every part was laid out for us from the coaching group. When the game started there had been some nerves, positively some excitement. … It’s indubitably a evening that I will never put out of your mind.”
Brian Elliott started in arrangement for Philadelphia and allowed five desires on 13 shots sooner than being replaced midway thru the second period as the Flyers lost for the third time in four video games. Carter Hart completed with 12 saves.
“It was embarrassing to be playing on that ice tonight the manner we played,” Flyers’ captain Claude Giroux talked about. “We didn’t assist our goalies the least bit. There’s no longer a spread of words to assert. We know we got to procure up.”
Zibanejad scored three consecutive desires in a 10: 10 span of the second for his fifth occupation hat trick. The Swedish center also topped 400 occupation components.
Zibanejad transformed a temporary-handed breakaway at 8: 27 on the first shot Hart saw in reduction of Elliott. Panarin chanced on Zibanejad dashing thru the offensive zone on the facility play sooner than Zibanejad lifted the puck over Hart’s glove with 5: 31 left in the period. Zibanejad performed the pure hat trick with a goal correct-strength arrangement at with 1: 23 preferrred to make it 8-0.
Chytil capped the scoring with his fourth of the season a minute later.
“It was surreal, Georgiev talked about. “It felt like we had been honest doing the total correct things. We did no longer play some loopy beginning hockey. We honest made certain to attend for his or her errors. The fellows played unreal on the present time. It was one thing special.”
Both of Buchnevich’s desires got right here early in the second to elongate the Rangers’ consequence in 4-0 and key the gigantic period. The Russian winger fired a shot from the slot after Zibanejad created a turnover on the motivate of the Flyers fetch at 1: 38. Two minutes later, Buchnevich was the beneficiary of an intriguing bounce off Flyers defenseman Philippe Myers.
Myers and his defensive accomplice Travis Sanheim had been on the ice for the Rangers’ first five desires of the competition.
“Nothing about this game was any simply,” Flyers coach Alain Vigneault talked about. “We are going to throw it out, procure ready for the following one.”
Lemieux opened the scoring at 7: 05 of the first. Adam Fox, motivate after a one-game absence due to COVID-19 protocol, made a nifty gallop on the blue line and delivered a sinful-ice pass to standing up Lemieux.
Panarin doubled the Rangers’ first-period earnings with his second arrangement in two video games. Ryan Strome picked up a loose puck in the offensive zone and fed Panarin at 14: 47.
Trouba netted his first of the season at 3: 38 of the second to make it 3-0.
Zibanejad grew to change into the second player in NHL historical past to register six components in a period, joining Bryan Trottier, who executed the feat in 1978 for the Recent York Islanders against the Rangers.
The Rangers scored 9 desires thru the first two intervals of a game for the second time in franchise historical past. The assorted got right here against the Hartford Whalers on Feb. 23, 1989.
At least one Ranger who is 23 years historical or younger has tallied a degree on 28 of the team’s 45 desires in the last 12 video games (eight desires, 31 assists)
Flyers: At the Recent York Islanders on Thursday evening.
Rangers: At Washington on Friday evening.
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