Following the Devils’ 7-0 shutout to the Flyers Philadelphia looked to strike back against one of the Metropolitan rivals- the Rangers. With this game being the last before the NHL trade deadline (March 3rd) it gained a lot of traction as it was being broadcasted on TNT.

The Flyers fell to the Rangers early in the first period as Mika Zibanejad got a snap shot behind Carter Hart. Late in the first, Owen Tippett got his 18th goal of the season for Philadelphia equalizing the game at one a piece.


This effort the Flyers displayed only got better as in the second period Scott Laughton gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead. This game was going in the Flyers’ direction up until the 3rd period.

New York came out in the third period with a burst of energy that Philadelphia couldn’t keep up with; eventually Chris Kreider was able to tie the game for the Rangers. With time not being on either teams side, OT it was. The Flyers struggle greatly in overtime, which was no surprise when Vladimir Tarasenko got the Rangers’ game winning goal.

The loss itself isn’t the main problem of last nights matchup- it was the overtake of Rangers fans in the Wells Fargo Center which has caused an uproar.


When addressing the media John Tortorella took ownership of the New York overtake, “I’m not blaming the fans. I’m not blaming anybody else except us in the organization. We make our own bed here, and where we’re at. It’s up us to get out of it.”

With the trade deadline being almost 24 hours away there has yet to be any moves within the Flyers’ organization besides giving Issac Ratcliffe to the Nashville Predators for future considerations.
James Van Reimsdyke, Justin Braun, Patrick Brown, and Ivan Provorov are all names that have been circulating regarding the trade deadline.

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