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Rangers dispatch Flyers with first-period burst

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Daniel Carcillo, Rick Nash and Derick Brassard tallied in a span of seven-plus minutes early in the contest, and Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves to lead the New York Rangers over the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-1, at Madison Square Garden.

Chris Kreider added a goal and one assist for the Rangers, who moved into a second-place tie with Washington in the Metropolitan Division. Both clubs have 51 points, 17 behind idle Pittsburgh.

Mark Streit provided the lone offense for the Flyers, who lost back-to-back games this weekend after winning seven of their previous eight.

Ray Emery allowed all four scores on 35 shots in defeat.

01/12 21:49:51 ET