Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Steve Mason posted 38 saves to notch his
first victory as a Flyer and help Philadelphia keep its slim playoff chances
alive with a 4-2 triumph over the New York Rangers on Tuesday at Wells Fargo
Mason had dropped back-to-back decisions since coming over from Columbus on
April 3, but the 24-year-old netminder turned away all but one of the 17 shots
he faced in the third to send the Flyers to their second straight victory.
Kimmo Timonen tallied a goal and an assist, while Brayden Schenn, Erik
Gustafsson and Jakub Voracek each scored once for Philadelphia, which moved
within five points of the Rangers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the
Eastern Conference with five games left.
Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello netted a goal apiece, while Henrik Lundqvist
allowed three goals on 21 shots for the Rangers, who had won two straight.
With 46 points, New York sits just two games ahead of Winnipeg, which is
currently in action against Tampa Bay, for the No. 8 seed in the East.
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