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Mar 1, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Derick Brassard (16) and Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann (8) battle for position in front of goalie Steve Mason (35) during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers At Philadelphia Flyers

This weekend’s slate of games for the Rangers was always going to be tricky with the Rangers going away to Philly and then home to Boston. I guess the silver lining here is the Rangers will have a chance to make up for the loss today by winning tomorrow. A loss tomorrow might get some fans anxious, but they’re going to have to lose first before we could talk about that.

The Rangers were pretty well beaten today and the win was deserved by the Flyers. The Rangers had plenty of opportunities to bring the game level at three, but the Rangers weren’t that good at the end of the day and ultimately lost the game by way of a Wayne Simmonds power play goal. Luke Schenn‘s blast then put the game out of reach for the Rangers.

I have to say though I was impressed by the team’s resiliency in getting the game to 2-2. If there’s something that should be remembered in this loss it’s that. The Rangers did manage to out shoot the Flyers today, but I do think the quality scoring chances were close to even.

If there’s on thing that should change before tomorrow’s meeting with Boston, it’s that Dominic Moore should come back into the fold. I’m not a Derek Dorsett “hater”, but he came back into the lineup and took a bad penalty and didn’t contribute much else. I understand the logic of wanting Dorsett in a physical game like this, but I’d prefer not to try this experiment tomorrow against Boston, as today the experiment didn’t work.

The mentality has to just be about winning tomorrow, and if we do that we’ll easily forget about this game. Onto the next one…

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