New York Rangers Best Philadelphia Flyers, Playoff Race Down to One Game

April 10th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
In what many suspected would emulate a tight checking playoff game, the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers played an offensively spirited game last night in New York, with the Rangers emerging as the victors and in control of their playoff destiny.

The Rangers, who were facing playoff elimination if they had lost in regulation, pulled out the win by a score of 4-3, with goals from Chris Drury (14), tough-guy Jody Shelly (1), Brandon Dubinsky (20), with the winner going to sniper Marian Gaborik (42).

The Flyers got a tremendous performance from their captain Mike Richards as he posted two goals, including the opener and game-tying third goal.

In the end, Richards’ efforts were not enough, and now the Flyers sit tied with the Rangers at 86 points apiece.

What it amounts to is this: If the Flyers can beat the Rangers in regulation or a shoot-out, they are in the playoffs. Lose to the Rangers in similar fashion, and they are out.

The rematch is scheduled for Sunday at 3:00 PM ET, at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.

The Flyers could have eliminated the Rangers with a regulation win last night. Sadly, the Flyers will ...

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