The Rangers beat to the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 6-3. For the scoring report, see the image below courtesy of NHL.com. Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves and the Rangers took 37 shots on goal.
The Rangers line up was:
-The Duclair-Mueller-Haggerty line was very impressive tonight, each of them had a goal (Haggerty had 2), Duclair and Haggerty’s goals were very nice. Duclair seemed to put himself in a great position numerous times, and had some great chances. Mueller scored on the powerplay and made some solid defensive plays as well.
-Today was J.T. Miller’s least impressive preseason game so far in my opinion. He made a brutal turnover leading directly to a Flyers goal and seemed to be a little out of sync on the ice. Miller shouldn’t have to worry about making the team but hopefully he reviews the tape from tonight to keep improving moving forward.
-The Flyers lineup was not strong at all tonight, many of their regulars will likely play tomorrow. So don’t take the score of tonight’s game too seriously.
-As Jared mentioned on twitter before the game, the top 6 forwards tonight could very likely be the top 6 on opening night. It will be very interesting to see how the coaching staff structures the rest of the lineup.
-Fast played well once again, he seems to be a responsible defensive player so the fact that he has been more involved offensively this preseason is a good sign. If he keeps up this play I think he will be on the roster opening night.
-As far as the battle for 7th defender, none of Kampfer, McIlrath, or Hunwick necessarily stood out. I think Hunwick has looked slightly better through two games, as he seems to be much more involved offensively than the other two. Once again the decision of how the coaching staff wants to structure the team will play a big factor in who gets the spot.
The Rangers play the Flyers tomorrow night at 7pm in Philadelphia. Cam Talbot is expected to play the entire game.