Flyers drop fourth straight and third to the Rangers

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Following Friday afternoon’s 3-0 loss to the New York Rangers, Flyers’ GM Ron Hextall said there was no short-term fixes for his hockey club.

On Saturday, his team dropped a second straight game to the Rangers losing 5-2.

The  Flyers have now lost four straight for the third time this season.

Derick Brassard opened the scoring with his seventh of the season; however, the Flyers scored twice to take a 2-1 lead midway through the second on goals from Nicklas Grossmann and Jakub Voracek.

Brassard’s second was part of four unanswered for the Rangers, who won for the fourth time in five games.

Jesper Fast’s first career NHL goal tied the game 2-2in the middle period.

J.T. Miller had his first of the season and Lee Stempniak scored into an empty net rounding out the scoring for New York.

Philadelphia has now been outscored 10-2 in three losses this month to the Rangers.

New York out-shot Philadelphia 15-7 in the first period and 14-4 in the second.

Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves for the win while Ray Emery stopped 30 shots in the loss.

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