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Flyers double up Rangers at MSG, 4-2

Voracek posts game-winner for second consecutive game

by @NHLFlyers

Video: Three-goal 3rd period powers Flyers past Rangers

Game Summary: The Flyers staged a three-goal third period, engineered by a goal and assist each from Travis Konecny and Jake Voracek, and left MSG with a 4-2 win over the Rangers.

The teams traded goals in the first four minutes of the game, with Pavel Buchnevich opening the scoring at 3:32 and Mark Streit tying it 27 seconds later. Chris Kreider gave New York a 2-1 lead with a tally 8:00 into the second frame, but that's all Michal Neuvirth allowed.

In the third, Sean Couturier knotted the score 2:29 in with a goal that came just after a power play expired, and then Voracek made it 3-2 with a power play goal just over two minutes later.

Just after the halfway point, Konecny forced a turnover in the neutral zone and then took a pass from Voracek, which he converted past Henrik Lundqvist to make it 4-2. Neuvirth took the win with 24 saves on 26 shots.

Below are news, notes & quotes from the postgame:

* The Flyers are now 4-2-1 in the preseason but earned their first road win of the preseason going 1-2-0.

* Michal Neuvirth played the full game stopping 24 of 26 shots.

* Jakub Voracek scored for the second consecutive game and added an assist… He has three goals and five points in three preseason games.

* Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds each had two assists on the night… Simmonds now has two goals and two assists for four points in three preseason games.

* Defenseman Mark Streit had a goal and an assist in his first preseason game since returning from the World Cup Tournament.

* Rookie defenseman Ivan Provorov led the Flyers after the second period with 14:43 of ice time and ended the game with 21:51 of TOI.

* Rookie forward Travis Konecny recorded a goal and an assist on the night, giving him points in four straight preseason games with six points (3g-3a) in that span… His six points leads all Flyers in the preseason.

"That's the way he plays the game," said Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol. "He's got a mentality and an ability to read a play and make some things happen. We talked to him earlier in the week, we wanted him to do that, but there are certain times you have to live for the next play and there are certain times you can be in attack mode. I think he's doing a better job at some of his decision making."

* After being shut out in the first two games, the Flyers have won four of their last five preseason games, going 4-0-1 in that span.

* The Flyers wrap up their 2016 preseason with a meeting in Boston against the Bruins on Saturday at 5 p.m. The broadcast will be shown on the NHL Network and listen in on 97.5 The Fanatic.

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