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Brayden Schenn, Erik Gustafsson and Kimmo Timonen scored to give Philadelphia's faint playoff hopes a boost, and the Flyers beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Tuesday night for their second win in two nights.
Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers, who have a tenuous hold on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers have 46 points, five more than the Flyers. With five games left, the Flyers have three teams to pass to get above the postseason cutoff.
Jakub Voracek added an empty-net goal in the final seconds to seal the victory for Philadelphia.
New York's Henrik Lundqvist was solid in net but two goals off the post doomed the Rangers.
Coming off a 7-3 win Monday at Montreal, the Flyers are looking to make a late playoff push. In 2010, they clinched a spot on the final game of the season and advanced to the Stanley Cup finals.
They will need more games like the last two, with Thursday's home game against the seventh-place New York Islanders up next. The Rangers, who have six games left, will host the last-place Florida Panthers on Thursday
The Flyers pounced on Lundqvist with two goals in the first period.
Schenn's eighth goal skimmed the post and went in on Lundqvist's stick side for the 1-0 lead.
With 2:39 left in the first, Gustafsson one-timed a wrist shot from high atop the circle for his third of the season.
Lundqvist, last season's Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL's top goalie, was coming off a 1-0 win against the Islanders on Saturday. Behind Lundqvist, the Rangers had been 5-1-1 in their previous seven games as they work to solidify their playoff position. The Rangers don't play another team the rest of the way that currently holds a playoff spot.
The Rangers cut the deficit to 2-1 when Zuccarello scored his first goal of the season. Though it was his first official goal, Zuccarello scored a crucial shootout goal to help the Rangers beat Toronto last week.
There would be no OT thrills in this one. Timonen banged the puck in off the post for his fifth goal and a 3-1 Philadelphia lead.
Stepan earned his team-high tying 35th point with his 15th goal.
Steve Mason, getting the spot start over Ilya Bryzgalov, made the lead stick and proved he might be worth another look down the stretch.
The Flyers snapped a three-game losing streak to the Rangers, a team they have had major trouble with the last few years. Lundqvist has 24 career wins against the Flyers, the third most of any goalie. Only Martin Brodeur (47) and John Vanbiesbrouck (26) have more.
NOTES: Fans roared when Lauren Hart, the daughter of longtime former Flyers broadcaster Gene Hart, sang ''God Bless America,'' alternating lyrics with Kate Smith, who was on a video image. Smith's rendition of the song has been a rallying anthem for the Flyers since the mid-1970s. After a brief image of Smith, the Flyers then showed photos and video clips of rescue workers from the scene of the Boston Marathon bombings. ... The Flyers honored coach Peter Laviolette for coaching his 750th NHL game on Monday night.
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Playing for respectability in the waning weeks of the strike-shortened 2013 season, the Flyers managed to hold off a late rally from the Rangers Tuesday night for their 19th win of the season.
The Flyers (19-21-3), 5 points behind the Rangers for 8th place in the Eastern Conference, were fresh off of a 7-3 smackdown of the Montreal Canadiens comming into the Wells Fargo Center...
Interesting reaction on Twitter from Columbus Blue Jacket fans living in the midwest to Steve Mason.
They all like him but the book on him, they say, is that he can be very good or very average. Which sounds very much like what the Flyers have gotten from Ilya Bryzgalov these past two years.
I don't think for a second Mason was brought here to unseat Bryz as the No. 1....
Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Flyers took to twitter to announce that two-year contract extensions had been signed by both Zac Rinaldo and Jay Rosehill. Rinaldo, 22, would have been a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Due to his play this season, he is very deserving of this contract extension. Although he is [...]
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The Montreal Canadiens have been playing a more physical game all year under their new head coach Michel Therrien, but they took it to a new extreme against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night. It started with Canadiens forward Ryan White throwing what the referees deemed to be an elbow (replay shows that it was a shoulder) right to the jaw of Flyers defenseman Kent Huskins....
The Rangers winger Carl Hagelin obviously doesn’t have much respect for Flyers forward Brayden Schenn. Tuesday night, Hagelin gave Schenn a little “who’s your daddy?” slash to a region no man wants to get hit.
Game officials either share Hagelin’s lack of respect for Schenn or were skating with their eyes closed because there was no penalty called on the play.
When looking at the NHL as a whole, it is easy to see that several NHL netminders thrive when given a second chance to prove their worth.
As an example, one can point out the likes of Ray Emery (Chicago Blackhawks), Carey Price (2010-11 with the Montreal Canadiens), Craig Anderson (Ottawa Senators) and so on and so forth. One can probably name several players in this particular...
The Philadelphia Flyers came into tonight’s contest seven points behind the New York Rangers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. With six games remaining in the shortened season, the Flyers needed to play perfect hockey for the remainder of the season in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. The [...]
Last night, the Habs Goon/forward Ryan White caught Flyers defenseman Kent Huskins in the head with this dirty check. You have to wonder if the NHL will be giving White a very long suspension? White was given a Match Penalty for this bushleague hit on Huskins. These are also the types of hits, that the NHL is trying to eliminate.
Yesterday, the Flyers GM announced that Kent...
The Philadelphia Flyers did the Sabres a solid by kicking the NY Rangers on Tuesday night. The Winnipeg Jets refused to help the Sabres, who sit all alone in tenth place (42 points) with five games remaining. If Buffalo are going to make a serious move to secure a share of the eight-seed, they have no choice other than to win its next two games in regulation: at Boston tonight and at home to...
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In their fifth, and final, meeting of the season the rivals Devils and Flyers meet in what is amust win for both teams. Devils lead the season series 3-1.
The Flyers come off a win against the Rangers while the Devils coming off a slump for the ages.
All eyes has...
The New York Rangers (21-16-4) visit the Philadelphia Flyers (18-21-3) at the Wells Fargo Center starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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