Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/24/13
PHILADELPHIA -- Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek scored goals, Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 18 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 2-1 to prevent the first 0-4 start in franchise history and snap an eight-game losing streak against their rivals. Bryzgalov made two crucial saves when the Rangers were on a 5-on-3 advantage for 1:55 in the third period. He stoned Derek Stepan and Rick Nash to preserve a one-goal lead. The Flyers hadn't beaten the Rangers since Feb. 20, 2011. It was their second-longest losing streak to New York. They lost 13 straight to the Rangers from November 1971 to December 1973. Taylor Pyatt scored a goal for the third consecutive game for New York, which fell to 1-3. The Flyers took just their second lead of the season when Simmonds scored on a deflection with 8:07 left in second period. Nicklas Grossmann fired a shot from the left wing that traveled through several defenders, hit Simmonds in front of the crease and trickled past goalie...
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