Two days after Alexandar Georgiev and the Rangers blanked the Islanders, 5-0, for their first shutout of the season, the Blueshirts were themselves shut out for the first time; the Flyers blanked New York, 4-0, Friday afternoon in Philadelphia.
Filip Chytil‘s goal-scoring streak ended at five games. Henrik Lundqvist played valiantly, making 42 saves.
Sean Couturier scored twice for the Flyers, including an empty-netter with 1:37 to play. Travis Konecny and Jordan Weal had the other Philadelphia goals.
The Rangers [now 12-9-2, 26 pts] host the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals Saturday afternoon at The Garden.