Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

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Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

New York Rangers’ Derek Stepan, right, gets the puck past Philadelphia Flyers’ Ray Emery, left, for a goal during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

New York Rangers’ Derek Stepan, right, gets the puck past Philadelphia Flyers’ Ray Emery, left, for a goal during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Philadelphia Flyers’ Nicklas Grossmann, left, of Sweden, gets into a pushing match with New York Rangers’ Daniel Carcillo during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

New York Rangers’ Martin St. Louis, right, looks to celebrate his goal with Derek Stepan, middle, as Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery watches during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Philadelphia Flyers’ Mark Streit, center, of Switzerland, celebrates his goal with Andrew MacDonald, left, and Jakub Voracek, right, of the Czech Republic, during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Dan Carcillo scored goals, leading the New York Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 3 on Tuesday night.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Friday in Philadelphia.

Lundqvist was backed by a defense that delivered with a flurry of blocked shots to stymie the Flyers. The Rangers took an early 2-0 lead and that was enough of a cushion for a team that led the Eastern Conference with 25 road victories.

Mark Streit scored for the Flyers.

Ray Emery struggled in net in his third straight start of the postseason for Steve Mason, and was lifted late in the third period.

Associated Press

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