Sami Kapanen, Mike Richards and Steve Downie also scored for the Flyers (2-1-0). Both Philadelphia goalies played well. Martin Biron made 19 saves through the first two periods. Antero Nittymaki took over to start the third and made 14 stops to preserve the shutout.
The Rangers (1-1-0) used mostly prospects and minor leaugers in their preseason opener Friday, a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils. Against the Flyers, the Rangers rolled out the veterans as forward Jaromir Jagr and goalie Henrik Lundqvist saw their first preseason action. It was also the first game the Rangers' two high-profile free-agent signings -- centers Gomez and Drury.
The Flyers took charge early. After Lundqvist made a sparkling glove save on Kapanen's backhand shot on a penalty shot 11:23 into the game, Kapanen broke through at 12:15 and Knuble 1:25 later.
Richards made it 3-0 at 13:04 of the second. Downie and Knuble scored in the third.
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Arena: Madison Square Garden Location: New York, New York
Sami Kapanen Assist: Scottie Upshall, Jason Smith
Mike Knuble (shorthanded) Assist: Simon Gagne
Mike Richards Assist: Boyd Kane, David Laliberte
Steve Downie Assist: Simon Gagne, Mike Knuble
Mike Knuble (power play) Assist: Simon Gagne, Scottie Upshall