Last night in Philadelphia, the Rangers again, struggled to maintain to lead the series. Defeated in game 4, 2-1, they are now tied again at 2-2. New York knows they have their work cut out for them. With Flyers goaltender, a very healthy Steve Mason, making 37 total saves. Marty St. Louis stated in an interview that they made it too easy on Mason. The Rangers seemed to be dominating with shots on goal, but it was Philadelphia who ended up coming out on top.
In the first period, Rangers Dominic Moore scored 12 seconds after emerging from the penalty box after taking a hooking minor. Later in the period, Flyers Matt Read recorded a goal against Lundqvist.
A power play goal in the second period by Jakub Vorecek ended up concluding the game, as the Rangers couldn’t get past Mason for the remainder of the game.
Two very physical teams, not to mention bitter rivals, game 4 was nothing short of an incredibly physical game. Throwing themselves around, the Rangers were getting frustrated. Mats Zuccarello came through with a huge hit on Flyers captain, Claude Giroux, completely wiping him out. Later, Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann was taken out completely by Rangers Derek Brassard. Leaving the game early that night, Grossmann’s injury has not been stated yet.
Flyers Vinny Lecavalier delivered a hit on Anton Stralman, who was slow to get up. Stralman was fine, and continued to skate for every shift.
The Philadelphia Flyers will come back to New York on Sunday afternoon at 12 for game 5.