NEW YORK, N.Y. - Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots, Carl Hagelin scored his first NHL goal and the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-0 on Saturday to improve on their best home start in nearly 20 years.
After a scoreless first period that featured a fight 4 seconds into the game between New York's Brandon Prust and Philadelphia's Zac Rinaldo, Brad Richards scored a power-play goal 54 seconds into the second.
Hagelin knocked in a rebound at 5:06 of the third period. The 23-year-old Swede made his NHL debut Friday at Washington after being recalled from Connecticut of the AHL earlier this week. He was a sixth-round pick by the Rangers in 2007.
The Rangers' 6-1-1 home start is their best since they began the 1992-93 season 7-1-1.