For just the third time this season — and first since Feb. 10 against the Tampa Bay Lightning — the Rangers scored five goals in a game.
"It's been a struggle scoring goals, so any time you can get some guys rolling, it's going to help," Stepan said.
Playing With the Lead
For just the 12th time in 32 games this season, the Rangers scored the first goal of the contest. They are now 9-2-1 when scoring first, compared to 7-11-2 when allowing the first goal.
The Rangers are now 9-0-0 when taking a lead into the third period this season, and have registered a point in 85 straight games when leading after the second period, going 79-0-6 over that span.
The team's last regulation loss when leading after two periods was a 6-5 loss against the Washington Capitals on Feb. 4, 2010.
The Rangers have won 11 of their last 12 games against the Flyers going back to a 7-0 drubbing at Madison Square Garden on March 6, 2011. During this stretch, the Blueshirts have outscored the Flyers, 46-20.
During that span, the Rangers are 5-1 against the Flyers in Philadelphia, outscoring the Flyers 22-13.
The Rangers power play went 1-for-3 against the Flyers, and is now 11-for-55 in the last 20 games.
Ryan Callahan leads the team with five power play goals.