Rangers Knock Out Flyers

NEW YORK (AP) – Daniel Carcillo and Benoit Pouliot scored second-period goals, and the New York Rangers advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 7 on Wednesday night.

New York will face another Metropolitan Division rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins, in the next round starting on Friday. The Penguins and the Rangers split their season series 2-2.

Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves, allowing only a third-period goal to Jason Akeson 3:32 into the final frame. He protected the one-goal lead at 7:25 when he made an awkward save against Flyers captain Claude Giroux.