On Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, the New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2.
In their first meeting since the Winter Classic the Rangers got up early and never looked back. New York widened it's lead in the Atlantic Division to five points over Philadelphia with two less games played after the victory. It's the sixth consecutive win against the Broad Street Bullies.
The scoring got underway with an Artem Anisimov goal just over a minute into the game. The Flyers were able to tie the game twice, including quickly in the third period on Wayne Simmonds power play goal. However, Michael Del Zotto scored 36 seconds later to put the Rangers ahead for good.
Marian Gaborik also had a typical performance, scoring a goal and adding an assist to continue his stellar season. It's business as usual for the Blueshirts who now have an Eastern Conference leading 71 points.
New York did a nice job of getting pucks to the net. It out-shot Philadelphia by a 38-23 margin in a contest both teams really wanted to notch in the win column. The Flyers didn't help themselves by taking 40 penalty minutes.
Next on the schedule is New Jersey, Tuesday night in the Garden.
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