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Rangers didn't generate enough chances in the third period.
The Rangers needed a strong effort in the third after a lackluster second period, but the Blueshirts came out flat to start the final 20 minutes. Throughout the period the Flyers were effective at shutting down the Rangers' zone entries, and the team's offense looked disjointed throughout.
The Rangers only put eight shots on goal in the third and failed to capitalize during the most important moments of the game. A costly too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty also deflated the Rangers late, making it a period they will want to forget.
If the Rangers had played with more life in the third period of Game 2, they may have forced overtime, but it wasn't meant to be. Heading into Game 3 the Rangers need to cognizant of how they ended Game 2, and they need to avoid a slow start at all costs.