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Season Series

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2013-14 Season Series

  • October 24 at Wells Fargo Center
  • January 12 at Madison Square Garden
  • March 1 at Wells Fargo Center
  • March 26 at Madison Square Garden

A Year Ago

The Rangers and Flyers met five times during the truncated 2013 season, with the Rangers winning three of those contests. It marked the seventh time in the past eight years that the Rangers had won the season series from the Flyers, including their six-game season-series sweep in 2011-12. The Rangers have now won 11 of their last 13 games played against Philly dating to March 6, 2011.

On January 24 the Flyers edged the Rangers 2-1 down in Philadelphia. Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves, but surrendered second-period goals to Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek, and the Blueshirts could only manage one from Taylor Pyatt in the third period.

Five days later the Rangers returned the favor by beating the Flyers 2-1 at The Garden. Michael Del Zotto notched a goal and an assist, while Ryan Callahan was credited with the game-winner on the power play midway through the second period. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 of 27 shots to earn the win.

On March 5 the Blueshirts doubled up Philly 4-2 at MSG as Ryan Callahan (two goals and an assist) racked up a three-point night and Rick Nash scored a pair of scintillating goals in the third period, including the game-winner. Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves, including 11 in the final period of play, to backstop the win.

Exactly three weeks later on March 26 the Rangers travelled to the Wells Fargo Center and hammered the Flyers 5-2 as Derek Stepan recorded a career-best four-point game (goal, three assists) and Rick Nash (2-1-3) netted his 300th career NHL goal. Brad Richards (1-1-2) also had a multi-point outing, and Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves.

The season series concluded on April 16 as the Flyers skated to a 4-2 win over the Rangers down in Philly. The visitors poured 40 shots on goaltender Steve Mason, but only received goals from Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan.

All-time, the Rangers are 119-109-37-7 against the Flyers, including a 61-48-23-4 mark at Madison Square Garden.