(NEW YORK) — Daniel Carcillo and Benoit Pouliot scored goals as the New York Rangers edged the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Wednesday night to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
“When you’re in, you try to do something to stay in, whether it be offensively or bring a lot of energy,” Carcillo said. “That’s just what I was trying to do every time I was in this series.”
Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves for the Rangers, who rebounded nicely from a 5-2 loss to Philadelphia in Game 6 on Tuesday night.
Pouliot’s goal gave New York a 2-0 lead in the second period. Jason Akeson scored in the third period for the Flyers to make things interesting, but it wasn’t enough to pull out the victory.
“Game 7, lose 2-1, it doesn’t get any closer than that,” Flyers captain Claude Giroux said. “We did a good job staying in the battle. We have a lot of character in this room, and for a young team, I think it’s great. This is only going to make us stronger.”
The Rangers advance to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
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