Flyers Force Game Seven With Rangers


Published on April 30 2014 6:25 am
Last Updated on April 30 2014 6:25 am
Written by Millie Lange

Flyers Force Game Seven With Rangers

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Wayne Simmonds recorded his first career playoff hat trick as the Flyers cruised past the Rangers 5-2 to force a Game Seven in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The teams have alternated wins and losses over the first six games in the set. Game Seven is Wednesday in New York.  Claude Giroux added a goal and two assists, while Erik Gustafsson also lit the lamp for the Flyers, who led 4-0 after two periods. Steve Mason made 34 saves in the victory. Carl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello both scored third period goals for the Blueshirts, who have won 10 of their last 11 home games against the Flyers. Henrik Lundqvist allowed four goals on 23 shots before giving way to Cam Talbot, who denied all five shots he faced.

Blackhawks To Learn Opponent Tonight

(Chicago, IL) -- The Blackhawks will find out who they play in the next round of the playoffs this evening. The Wild and Avalanche clash from Denver in a decisive Game Seven. If Minnesota wins, the 'Hawks would have home-ice advantage in the next round. The Avs would have it if they win.

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is a finalist for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. He's joined by the Kings' Dustin Brown and Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf. The award is given to the player who shows the best leadership qualities to his team.

Tuesday, April 29 Scoreboard

NHL Playoffs

Philadelphia Flyers 5, New York Rangers 2
(Best-of-seven Eastern quarterfinal, 3-3)

Wednesday, April 30 Schedule (All Times Central)

NHL Playoffs

6:00 p.m. - New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers
(Best-of-seven Eastern quarterfinal tied, 3-3)

8:30 p.m. - Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche
(Best-of-seven Western quarterfinal tied, 3-3)

9:00 p.m. - Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks
(Best-of-seven Western quarterfinal tied, 3-3)