Sam Gagner and Claude Giroux score in shootout, Flyers beat Rangers for fourth win in five games

Updated: October 24, 2015 at 11:26 pm by Brady Trettenero

Sam Gagner and Claude Giroux both scored in the shootout, propelling the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center Saturday evening.

Mark Streit and Scott Laughton scored in regulation for the Flyers, who got a 37-save performance from Steve Mason.

Gagner scored on a beautiful backhand-to-forehand move in the shootout, while Giroux dazzled with numerous moves, before eventually taking the puck to the backhand and roofing it past Rangers’ goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

With the victory, the Flyers advance to 4-2-1 on the season.

Streit opened the scoring 11:15 into the first period, taking a pass from Wayne Simmonds at the point and wiring a shot past goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. Sam Gagner made a great move to get the puck to Simmonds. Gagner blocked a clearing attempt before using his feet to kick the puck to the Wayne Train.

The opening goal came right after goaltender Steve Mason made a fantastic stick save at the other end of the ice.

Laughton put the Flyers ahead 2-1 at 2:07 of the second period with a wrist shot from the left circle that got past the glove of Lundqvist.

J.T. Miller and Derrick Brassard score for the Rangers in regulation, while Derek Stepan scored the team’s lone shootout goal.

Henrik Lundqvist was fantastic in goal, turning away 46 of 48 shots.

There was a scary moment during the second period as Flyers’ top-line winger Michael Raffl required medical attention on the bench and was helped to the locker room. Raffl did not return because of an upper-body injury. The Flyers said after the game Raffl was okay.

Key Stats/ Takeaways

  • The Flyers have now beaten the Rangers and Blackhawks and lost one-goal games to the Lightning and Stars this season. Not bad
  • Sam Gagner has now scored 20 career shootout goals. His nifty hands were on full display Saturday
  • Radko Gudas was credited with a game-high eight hits in the victory. He’s delivering punishing body checks every single game
  • With an assist Saturday, Gagner now has two goals and four points in his first five games with the Flyers
  • Streit had a great game, scoring his second goal of the season, firing five shots on goal and logging 24:39 of ice time. He now has four points in his last two games
  • Jakub Voracek fired shots on goal, but was once again held off the scoresheet. As long as he keeps shooting, you have to think he’ll get his first soon enough
  • The Flyers outshot the Rangers 48-39 on the night and would have won before the shootout had it not been for an absolutely remarkable showing from Lundqvist
  • Michael Del Zotto blocked four shots for the Flyers. Big game against his former team
  • Sean Couturier did not play due to an upper-body injury. Sam Gagner took his spot as second-line center
  • Goaltender Michal Neuvirth was injured during the first period Wednesday against the Bruins, so Jason LaBarbera was recalled from Lehigh Valley of the AHL on Saturday. He backed up Steve Mason against the Rangers Saturday

The Highlight Reel

(The best Flyers GIFS from the game)

Steve Mason with a great stick save

Mark Streit opens the scoring

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Lundqvist robbing Giroux and Simmonds

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Scott Laughton with a snipe

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Michael Raffl struggling to get to locker room

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Radko Gudas levelling Stalberg

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Sam Gagner shootout goal

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Claude Giroux shootout goal

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#PlayBoldly

(The best tweets sent out during the game)

Hockey Fights Cancer Night

Things heated before the puck has even been dropped

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Scary Moment

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Neuvirth, Couturier, Raffl…

3-on-3 OT

FLYERS WIN IN A SHOOTOUT

Capture This

(The best photos from the game)

Lavender-colored warmup jerseys

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Ceremonial puck drop

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Streit opens the scoring

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Laughton goal

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Mason stretches to make a save

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Air time

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It’s a win!

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Next Up: Flyers vs. Sabres, Tuesday October 27, 7:00, Wells Fargo Center

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