Text size:

  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large
New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan is congratulated by teammate Brad Richards (l).
New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan is congratulated by teammate Brad Richards (l).
New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan is congratulated by teammate Brad Richards (l).

NHL: Injury blow for Rangers mars win over Flyers

Ryan Callahan, the New York Rangers captain, suffered a shoulder injury as his side fought out a 2-1 win over Philadelphia.

The New York Rangers turned the tables on the Philadelphia Flyers with a 2-1 victory at home - but it came at the price of goal-scoring captain Ryan Callahan, who suffered a shoulder injury.

The Rangers, beaten by the same score by the Flyers on Thursday, lost Callahan early in the third period when he was injured during a tussle with Philadelphia's Maxime Talbot.

Callahan skated straight off the ice and did not return. The injury would be evaluated later today, the team said.

"We were holding each other up and his shoulder popped out or something," Talbot said after the match.

"It was unfortunate. I let him go. I kind of felt it, but then I saw his face as well."

After trailing 2-0 by the second period, the Flyers pegged back a goal in the third through Kimmo Timonen, who converted a power-play.

But the visitors could not find an equaliser as New York killed off a pair of power-plays and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves.

"It was really big," said Rangers coach John Tortorella of his team's defensive effort. "We've been on the other end of it, not scoring (on power-plays). It's an important part of the game."

New York had built an early cushion courtesy of Michael Del Zotto who scored in the first period, then assisted on Callahan's goal in the second to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead.

Logan Couture equalised with less than three minutes of regulation to play, then Michal Handzus scored the only goal of the shoot-out as the San Jose Sharks made it six wins out of six by beating the Anaheim Ducks 3-2.

Joe Pavelski put San Jose ahead in the first period, but Francois Beauchemin and Matt Beleskey scored in the second to turn the game around.

Couture scored with 2:45 left to play in the third, then Handzus struck in the shoot-out to ensure the Sharks kept rolling.

Nathan Horton scored with just over four minutes to play to take the game into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 after a shoot-out to maintain their strong start to the season.

David Clarkson put the Devils ahead in the second period, but Horton intervened just as it looked like the Bruins would suffer their first loss in regulation this year.

Brad Marchand then scored what proved to be the decisive shoot-out goal and the Eastern Conference leaders improved their record to 5-0-1.

The Rangers' New York neighbours, the Islanders, also won, with Matt Moulson registering a goal and an assist in a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Detroit Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars by the same score line, with Valtteri Filppula netting twice.

The Tampa Bay Lightning continued their good start to the year as they beat the Florida Panthers 5-2 for their fifth win in six games.

Matt Frantin scored two, including a last-gasp winner in overtime, as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3.

The Montreal Candiens were also 4-3 winners, against the Winnipeg Jets, the Ottawa Senators saw off the Washington Capitals 3-2 and the Minnesota Wild got their first win in four with a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.


twitter Follow us @SprtNationalUAE

Back to the top

More articles

Editor's Picks

 The seventh edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament was kicking off at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday with plenty of excitement in store. Ravindranath K / The National

In pictures: IPL 7 kicks off in Abu Dhabi

The first match in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders, was held at Zayed Cricket Stadium amid plenty of colour.

 Al Rayyan's Yakubu Ayegbeni, left, tries to escape the attention of Jazira's Khamis Ismail. Karim Jaafar / AFP Photo

Late strike qualifies Al Jazira for last 16 of Asian Champions League

A dramatic late goal gave Al Jazira a 3-2 victory at Al Rayyan of Qatar in the Asian Champions League (ACL) on Wednesday night and it was just enough to push Walter Zenga’s side into the knockout stages.

 Zayed Cricket Stadium had not witnessed so electrcic an atmosphere before Wednesday evening. Pawan Singh / The National

Packed house gathers in Abu Dhabi for Indian Premier League opener

In less than half a day, Zayed Cricket Stadium witnessed the force that is Indian cricket, with the sound drowning out the controversies that have dogged the Twenty20 tournament, writes Osman Samiuddin.

 Lionel Messi of Barcelona looks down after being defeated during the Copa del Rey Final between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on April 16, 2014 in Valencia, Spain. David Ramos/Getty Images

Plenty of life still in Barcelona, says Gerardo Martino

Barcelona coach maintained his side can still return to their former glories after they were beaten 2-1 by a Gareth Bale-inspired Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final.

 Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton, left, and Nico Rosberg at the official press conference following qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 15, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Mark Thompson/Getty Images

F1: Toto Wolff says Mercedes have all the right ingredients in place

With Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the wheel, Mercedes have so far dominated the first three grands prix going into this weekend’s fourth round in China.

 Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, left, reacts as Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini looks on during their English Premier League football match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on April 16, 2014. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. AFP PHOTO/Andrew YATES

Poyet says ‘I am sure that Luis Suarez is going to be happy’ after Sunderland draw at Manchester City

Sunderland’s survival chances remain slim because now they face Chelsea away at the weekend but manager Gus Poyet insists they are not trying to benefit Liverpool or his fellow Uruguayan, Luis Suarez.


To add your event to The National listings, click here

Get the most from The National