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Slap Shots: Flyers vs. Rangers

The Philadelphia Flyers returned home after a thrilling win on Saturday evening with a big game against the New York Rangers.

It was quiet through one period of hockey, but things opened up as the game went along.

After the Rangers took a 1-0 lead shorthanded on one of the five, scoreless power plays for the Flyers in the first two periods, Travis Sanheim was able to tie things up at the buzzer with a wrist shot to send the teams into the intermission tied at one apiece.

The third period was all Orange and Black. Kevin Hayes found the back of the net against his former team and the celly was terrific. Sanheim would add another on a full-out rush to put the game away. Hayes, who had a major influence on the game on both ends of the ice, gave the Flyers a beautiful insurance goal with a filthy deke of Henrik Lundqvist.

It was all perfect, but all that was missing was a milestone and a power play tally. They would eventually get that when Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored his first goal as a Flyer. The Orange and Black would go back on to win 5-1.

They return to action on Saturday night in San Jose after the holiday break.