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New York Rangers defeat Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2

February 6, 2012

The Giants weren’t the ONLY impressive New York team yesterday. In their first home game since the All-Star break, the Rangers overpowered division rival Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 at Madison Square Garden. The win improved the Rangers’ record against the Flyers to 4-0 this season, widening their division lead to 5 points. The Rangers will continue their 3-game homestand against the New Jersey Devils tomorrow night. Photos by Avi Gerver, ©Madison Square Garden, L.P.

New York’s Artem Anisimov (#42) celebrates his early first period goal with teammates:

New York's Artem Anisimov celebrates his early first period goal with teammates

Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto fires a shot:

Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto fires a shot

Brian Boyle, Zac Rinaldo, Ryan McDonagh and Maxime Talbot do their best dominoes impersonation:

Brian Boyle, Zac Rinaldo, Ryan McDonagh and Maxime Talbot do their best dominos impersonation

New York’s Stu Bickel spars with Philadelphia’s Wayne Simmonds:

New York's Stu Bickel spars with Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds

Ranger Brandon Prust checks Flyer Andrej Meszaros into the boards:

Ranger Brandon Prust checks Flyer Andrej Meszaros into the boards

Michael Del Zotto’s shot skips past Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov in the third period for the game-winning goal:

Michael Del Zotto's shot skips past Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov in the third period for the game-winning goal

New York’s Ryan McDonagh checks Philadelphia’s Zac Rinaldo:

New York's Ryan McDonagh checks Philadelphia's Zac Rinaldo

Marian Gaborik fires one of his 8 shots on goal. In the second period he scored his 26th goal of the season, good for 6th in the NHL.

Marian Gaborik fires one of his 8 shots on goal. In the second period he scored his 26th goal of the season, good for 6th in the NHL.

Henrik Lundqvist, stellar as usual for the Rangers, allowed 2 goals or fewer for the 26th time this season:

Henrik Lundqvist, stellar as usual for the Rangers, allowed 2 goals or fewer for the 26th time this season

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