Rangers Extinguish Flames, 4-1 | NBC New York

Rangers Extinguish Flames, 4-1



    Flames goalie Jonas Hiller hits the ice on a goal scored by Rangers center Oscar Lindberg in the 2nd period.

    Dan Girardi broke a tie late in the second period on a night when he passed Mark Messier for 10th on the Rangers' all-time games played list and New York beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Sunday.

    Oscar Lindberg, Kevin Klein and Derick Brassard also scored. The Rangers (6-2-2) have won three of their last five and earned points in all five games.

    Antti Raanta made 22 saves in New York's third of 17 back-to-back sets this season — they lost to the Flyers in a shootout Saturday night. The Rangers have won six of their past seven against the Flames.

    In his 769th game with New York, Girardi scored his first this season to put the Rangers ahead 2-1 with 3:03 left in the second. Recently demoted to the third defense pairing with Keith Yandle, Girardi snuck down to the right circle and snapped a rebound of Emerson Etem's shot past Jonas Hiller.

    Jiri Hudler scored the Flames' lone goal. 

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