Ryan Callahan Flyers ownership

In the dynamic realm of hockey, the sport offers a plethora of highlights that linger in our memories. The New York Rangers, a team with a rich history, have contributed numerous moments that resonate with many fans. In this feature titled “Remember When,” we delve into some of these moments—some noteworthy, others less so.

In this particular installment of “Remember When,” we revisit the afternoon of March 6th, 2011, when Ryan Callahan began his ownership of the Philadelphia Flyers.

In a commanding 7-0 victory over the struggling Philadelphia Flyers, Ryan Callahan delivered a stellar performance, notching a career-high four goals and five points. The New York Rangers, who were looking to reclaim success on home ice, found their stride at Madison Square Garden that Sunday.

Callahan’s offensive prowess was evident as he scored twice in the first period, contributing to the Rangers’ 2-0 lead. He continued his scoring spree with another goal in the second, extending the lead to 4-0. In the third period, he netted his 20th goal of the season with a unique tally off his skate. Callahan, who also provided an assist in the third period, has accumulated 10 goals and six assists in the 16 games since his return from a broken hand.

The return of top-line forward Marian Gaborik, after sitting out seven games due to a concussion, added depth to the lineup, although he didn’t register points on the scoresheet. Mats Zuccarello contributed with two goals, and Artem Anisimov also found the back of the net for the Rangers. This victory not only snapped a four-game losing streak at home but also marked the first time that season that the Rangers wore their road whites at Madison Square Garden.

Henrik Lundqvist, showcasing his goaltending prowess, made 24 saves and secured his then-NHL-leading ninth shutout. The Flyers, mired in a season-worst four-game losing streak at the time, had put themselves at risk of losing their grip on first place in the Eastern Conference, unable to find an answer against Lundqvist’s stellar performance and the Rangers’ dominant offensive display.


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