Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 1/24/13
Photo via flyers.nhl.com WELLS FARGO CENTER- The Flyers played the New York Rangers six times last season, and lost all six times. Not this season. The Flyers defeated the Rangers 2-1 in an exciting contest that they were in control of for most of the game, until late in the third period. After Taylor Pyatt scored his third goal of the season to make it a one goal game, the Rangers eventually found themselves with a two-man advantage with just a few minutes left to play. The Flyers never flinched. Between a very strong penalty killing from Sean Couturier, Max Talbot and the like, and two huge saves by goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, the Flyers killed off both of the penalties and retained their 2-1 lead. The lead would stand, and the Flyers left the ice as winners for the first time this season. Jakub Voracek, who scored the eventual game-winning goal, captured the team's overall feeling perfectly when after he poked the puck into the net for the Flyers' second goal. He clenched his fists and let out a yell, releasing all of the frustration of losing to the Penguins and the Sabres, along with the frustrations of another scoreless first period. The first Flyers' goal was scored by Wayne Simmonds, who was planted in front of Rangers' goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Defenseman Nick Grossmann fired a shot towards the net, and the puck deflected off of Simmonds' skate and in for the game's first tally. Simmonds also recorded an assist on Voracek's goal, and his effort was good enough to earn him first star of the game. The second period was highlighted by Simmonds' goal and Voracek's game-winner, but it also showcased one of the better fights Flyers' fans will witness this season. Ty McGinn was engaged by Kris Newbury in front of the Rangers' net, and Newbury got to land a flew blows before McGinn was even able to get his gloves off. When they did finally come off, McGinn meant business. He pummeled Newbury with a several nice shots to both his face and the back of his head. They outshot the Rangers 33-19, were more physical and won more battles along the boards as well. For the first time in a while, they deserved to get the win over the New York Rangers. C.J. Burns is a lead contributor for Buzz on Broad. Follow him on Twitter @CJBurns215
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