The Rangers scored the first three goals of the game with Marc Staal, Brad Richards and Moore giving them the lead. Vincent Lecavalier got the Flyers on the board with a late 2nd period power play goal to give them hope heading into the third.
The Rangers hung onto that 2 goal lead until late in the period, when Claude Giroux got the Flyers within 1 with Steve Mason on the bench and about 90 seconds left to play. The comeback would not be completed as Brian Boyle finished it off with 15 seconds left into an empty net.
Carl Hagelin recorded an assist, but his more important role might have been getting under the skin of the Flyers. He pestered top players like Giroux and Scott Hartnell to the point where he took 3 minor penalties in doing so. The Rangers were fortunate enough to kill them off, making it an effective strategy. If they had scored on one of more of those penalties, Hagelin would be no doubt wearing the goat horns.
The Flyers face a daunting task of having to beat Lundqvist two straight times if they are going to come back to win the series, beginning with Game 6 Tuesday night.