New York Rangers Roundup, 4/3/17: A Philadelphia Flyers Home Victory (Highlights)
Apr 2, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates with teammates after beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time in six weeks, the New York Rangers earned a home victory by defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 at Madison Square Garden.

  • New York Rangers 4 (47-26-6, 100 pts)
  • Philadelphia Flyers 3 (38-33-8, 82 pts)
  • NHL, Final, Box Score
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Ring the bell and call the fat lady in … the New York Rangers have won a home game. That’s right, for the first time in six weeks, your friendly Blueshirts have won a game at Madison Square Garden.

It didn’t come easy and it didn’t come against a tough opponent, but they did, indeed, get it done by the final of 4-3.

In the game that provided New York its 99th and 100th point of the NHL season, four different goal scorers inked their name on the stat sheet. Mika Zibanejad and Brendan Smith tallied one apiece in the second period while Chris Kreider and Oscar Lindberg did the same in the final period.

Though meaningless in the grand scheme of the playoff picture, center Derek Stepan understands its importance, via Stats LLC.

“It says a lot about how hard we worked,” center Derek Stepan said. “To be able to have the ability to get to 100 points as a team, not a lot of teams can say that. It’s something we’re real proud of. We worked very hard this season to get ourselves into the playoffs and to be able to get to that 100 point mark again … it’s a real proud (accomplishment) for us.”

Henrik Lundqvist picked up 20 saves in the win.

News and Notes:

Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post discusses that the Rangers are finally seeing the other side of Michael Grabner.

Steve Zipay of Newsday has a playoff memo for Alain Vigneault.

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