(NY’s Hossa and Prucha celebrate the Wachovia Center’s terrific job cleaning up after the Wing Bowl)
A one-timer by New York’s Jaromir Jagr 1:24 into overtime ended this one, just minutes after a Petr Sykora goal with 44 seconds remaining had forced the extra session. For Jarg, this was his league-leading 35th goal and he is now officially the one MSG employee that James Dolan must try to be photographed with as often as possible.
Said result was the 3rd OT contest between the Rangers and Flyers in the last 4 weeks, the prior two ending with quick Philly goals.
New York is now just one point behind the Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division. Already suffering without the services of Peter Forsberg, Eric “Flesh Eaters” Desjardins, Keith Primeau and Kim Johnsson, the Flyers lost Petr Nedved (strained groinoid) and Chris Therien (strained skull) to injury.