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The Flyers have trailed at least 2-0 in seven of their last 10 games
"I don't know what we've got to do," Flyers forward Claude Giroux said "Drink one more cup of coffee? I don't know. We've got to find a way to get a better start."
Unable to solve Lundqvist, the Flyers took out their frustrations with their fists. Zac Rinaldo slugged it out with New York's Brandon Prust in a lengthy bout the refs were in no rush to stop. Philadelphia's Jody Shelley used a series of rights to the face to pummel Mike Rupp.
The teams kept up the trash-talking, pushing and poking for the rest of the game.
All the scrapping helped both teams score power-play goals in the final 90 seconds of the second. Gaborik sent a shot from the slot past two defenders for a 5-1 lead. Wayne Simmonds, wearing a visor after he was hit in the face by a puck last week, followed for the Flyers with his 28th goal.
Scott Hartnell added his team-high 37th in the third, but it was too late for Philadelphia.
The Rangers won the first five meetings with Philadelphia by Feb. 11, including a 2-1 victory in the Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park.
"It feels good to beat them again, and complete the deal," Gaborik said. "With the Winter Classic and all, we've been kind of linked together with them for a while."
Dating to last season, the Rangers have seven straight wins against the Flyers for the first time since Philadelphia went 13 games without a win from November 1971 to December 1973.
Voracek wanted the Flyers to look at the "bright side" if the teams resume their rivalry in the playoffs.
"If they want to beat us, that means they'd have to beat us 10 times this year," he said. "That's a lot of games. I don't think it's going to happen"
The Flyers have been fired up lately. Coach Peter Laviolette was fined $10,000 on Monday after calling out Penguins counterpart Dan Bylsma for sending out his checking line late in Philadelphia's 6-3 win at Pittsburgh on Sunday.
NOTES: Flyers C Danny Briere sat out with a back contusion. ... This is the latest the Rangers have been in first place in the East since 1994. ... The Rangers are 21-3-3 when leading after the first period. ... Gaborik has a point in six straight games.
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