Michael Raffl and Co. get a false start in the game, Mika Zibanejad takes the 1-0 lead with his 11th goal of the season (11th). As a result, the Flyers get stronger, but keep despairing of Rangers keeper Igor Shesterkin, who retains the lead after 24 minutes of play with a big save against Raffl.
Philadelphia continues to press the gas pedal and is rewarded with the equalization of Nolan Patrick (33.), who steers a slapshot of Shayne Gostisbehere into the mesh.
In the final third, Samuel Morin (56th) becomes the much-acclaimed victory shooter with his first NHL goal, Raffl delivers the second assist, his fifth this season, and covers Shesterkin’s view at the end.
The NHL legionnaire recorded a shot on goal, but also two penalty minutes, which, however, did not have any grosser effect. In addition, Raffl receives 12:15 minutes of ice time and comes to a plus / minus statistic of +1.
Boston is prolonging Buffalo’s negative series
In the parallel game, the Boston Bruins prolong the negative series of the Buffalo Sabers to 17 defeats in a row. The Bruins win after two defeats 3: 2 (0: 1, 1: 1, 2: 0).
Samuel Reinhart brings the Sabers into the front after three minutes in power play (3rd), Matt Grzelcyk (32nd) scores the equalizer, but Kyle Okposo (35th) takes care of Buffalo’s lead again.
In the last 20 minutes of the game, the Bruins shifted up a gear and celebrated a deserved victory after goals from Nick Ritchie (46th) and Craig Smith (57th).
Bruins goalkeeper Daniel Vladar has 25 saves, his counterpart Linus Ullmark has 33 saves.
In the East Division, the Bruins held fourth and final playoff place with 39 points, followed directly by the Flyers (36 pts.) And the Rangers (34th). With just 16 points, the Sabers are clearly bottom of the division and the NHL.
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