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NEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Brink scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period, Samuel Ersson made 24 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

Cam York, Travis Konecny and Noah Cates also scored for the Flyers, who were 0-6-2 since defeating Boston at home on March 23. Ryan Poehling added two assists as Philadelphia stayed alive in the tight Eastern Conference playoff race.

The Rangers had won seven in a row against the Flyers and were 10-0-1 in their last 11 meetings with Philadelphia.

Ersson improved to 22-18-7 while allowing only a goal to Artemi Panarin.

The Rangers remained at 53 wins, one shy of a franchise record.

York opened the scoring at 4:21 of the first, rifling the puck past Jonathan Quick for his 10th goal.

Panarin tied it with his 47th goal on the power-play goal at 18:19 of the first. Panarin has 117 points, six shy of the franchise record set by Jaromir Jagr in 2005-06. He also set a Rangers record with points in 65 of New York’s 80 games this season. The 32-year-old forward has points in 11 consecutive games, with nine goals and 14 assists.

Brink put the Flyers ahead with his 11th goal at 3:29 of the second when his shot toward the net deflected off Rangers defenseman K’Andre Miller’s stick and past Quick. Konecny made it 3-1 with his team-leading 32nd goal with 47 seconds remaining in the second.

Cates increased the Flyers’ lead to 4-1 with his sixth goal at 5:56 of the third.

SPECIAL AWARD

Defenseman Adam Fox received the Rod Gilbert “Mr. Ranger” Award, given to the player “who best honors Rod’s legacy by exemplifying leadership qualities both on and off the ice and making a significant humanitarian contribution to his community.” Gilbert, the Hall of Fame right wing who holds the franchise record for goals (406) and points (1,021), died in August 2021.

UP NEXT

Rangers: Host the Islanders on Saturday.

Flyers: Host the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

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