Nash Leads Rangers in 4-2 Victory over Flyers

Andrew CapitelliContributor IMarch 5, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29:  Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers and Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers fight for the puck on January 29, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Tuesday night the Rangers defeated in the Flyers for the second time this season.

They extended their run of 10 victories in 11 games against the Flyers dating back to the 2010-11 season.

It was a tale of three periods. An undisciplined first which ended 2-2 made way for a tight scoreless second period. It was in the third, though, that Rick Nash showed exactly why Glen Sather was willing to give up four valuable pieces to obtain his services.

He used his speed a skill to stifle the Flyers with two third period goals, and with some help from Henrik Lundqvist between the pipes, the Rangers were able to hold on.

It simply wasn't Philly's night tonight. Giroux was invisible, Bryzgalov was poor and, in the end, the Flyers didn't have enough zone time and the valiant efforts of Simmonds and Voracek went to waste.  

The Rangers jump the Flyers and grab the eighth playoff spot in the East while improving their record to three games over .500, while the Flyers fall one game under. The Rangers have two game in hand on Philadelphia as well.

FINAL, Flyers 2  Rangers 4