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Flyers solve Lundqvist, earn much-needed 4-2 win over Rangers

Tuesday, 04.16.2013 / 10:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

PHILADELPHIA - 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 post-season 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.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round