Rangers Ice Flyers, 4-2, Lead Series 3-2

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Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Rangers are one win away from punching their ticket to the next round of the NHL playoffs after their 4-2 win over the Flyers on Sunday.

Marc Staal put the Rangers ahead 1-0 early in the first period and Brad Richards gave them a 2-0 lead in the second period.

“We took back the advantage, and we have to win one now,” Richards said. “We put ourselves in a good position. We were in control for most of the game. They got a little sneaky there at the end.”

Dominic Moore followed Richards with an unassisted goal in the second and Brian Boyle’s empty net goal in the third period made it 4-2.

“As you go through a series, you have to keep elevating your game because the other side will,” Rangers forward Martin St. Louis said. “I thought we did that, and we got rewarded.”

Claude Giroux scored late in the third period to put the Flyers down a goal, but the Flyers were unable to score with the man advantage.

“We’re playing well,” Giroux said. “It’s a tough building to play in. Game 6 is going to be huge. We are not looking at it like it’s our last game of the season. We’ve come back all season long when it matters, and we’re going to stay confident.”

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