Flyers Best Rangers, 5-1

The New York Rangers visited the Wells Fargo Center to take on the home town Philadelphia Flyers.

Philadelphia sputtered in the first period and sat back and settled for a scoreless period.

Jester Fast kicked up the Rangers 8th shorthanded goal of the season and New York was playing their game and held a 1-0 lead.

Karma hit the Rangers when, with 1.7 seconds left, Travis Sanheim picked up his first goal in 16 games and the second ended with Philly having momentum and a 1-1 game.

The Flyers blew the game open when James Van Riemsdyk and Joel Farabee set up Kevin Hayes fort the eventual game-winner at 7:31.

Philadelphia was not in the holiday giving mood and went on a run with three more lamplighters with Sanheim and Hayes each adding their second of the game and Nicolas Aubrey-Kubel picking up his first to ice the 5-1 victory.

Blue Lines: The two-goal outburst from Hayes marked his first multiple score game as a Flyer.

Shots on Goal saw Carter Hart knock away 34 of 35 while Henrik Lundquist had an answer for 30 of 35 Flyers shots.

With Pittsburgh being idle and Carolina being bested by Toronto, 8-6. The Flyers leapfrogged both and go into the holiday break in third place in the Division.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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