Ebene News – United States – Shorthanded flyers fall to shootout Rangers, 3-2, in return for break

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Kaapo Kakko and Artemi Panarin scored in the shootout to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night

Colin Blackwell and Brendan Smith scored in regulation for the Rangers, who managed a four-game slip

Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Joel Farabee scored for the Flyers, who were playing for the first time since February 7 due to COVID-19 Philadelphia was without six players who are still in COVID-19 health and safety protocol , including captain Claude Giroux, whose 328-game streak has ended

Smith put New York ahead 2-1 on their first goal of the season with 11:39 left to make Panarin, returning from a two-game absence with a lower-body injury, established the goal with a cross pass to a wide open Smith

With goaltender Carter Hart out for an extra skater, Philadelphia tied with 1:14 left in regulation on Farabee’s seventh of the season Ivan Provorov shot the puck from the backboards and Kevin Hayes deflected it towards the net towards Farabee, who pushed her home

Philadelphia, which had postponed four games, has only had one practice session and Thursday morning’s schedule since its last action

Dawn-Kubel gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at 59 seconds into the game when he hit the puck at home after a scramble in front

Rangers almost tied on the power play with 45 seconds left in the first, but Panarin’s shot hit the post

Blackwell equalized 3:24 in the second period on the power play on a deflection of Pavel Buchnevich’s shot Rangers had a great chance to take the lead with 3:19 left in the period, but Hart stopped the Buchnevich’s penalty shot after Buchnevich was caught by Provorov during a breakaway attempt

In addition to Giroux, forwards Travis Konecny, Scott Laughton, Oskar Lindblom and Jakub Voracek and defenseman Justin Braun were excluded None of the six will travel to Lake Tahoe on Sunday for Philadelphia’s away game against Boston

It was the first time since March 1, 2009 that neither Giroux nor Voracek were part of the lineup of the Flyers

D Jacob Trouba (broken thumb) missed the first game in what should be a four week absence D K’Andre Miller (upper body) sat down for the second game in a row

Due to a winter storm that hit Philadelphia on Thursday and difficult road conditions, the Flyers conducted their daily COVID-19 tests at two locations Thursday morning Players living in and around Philadelphia were tested at the team’s arena, while those residing in New Jersey were tested at the team’s training center in that state.

Flyers: Play Boston at Lake Tahoe on Sunday NHL has moved the start of the game one hour to 2 pm EST

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Ebene News – United States – Shorthanded flyers fall to shootout Rangers, 3-2, in return for the break

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