PHILADELPHIA -- This was when the Flyers, after winning a game at Madison Square Garden with a feisty comeback on Sunday, were going to take control of the series: With inspired play and momentum. At home. In front of a rowdy crowd.
So, what happened?
The Rangers dominated the first period (again), silenced the raucous Flyers fans at Wells Fargo Center and outplayed the Flyers for a 4-1 victory that gave them a 2-1 lead in their first-round, best-of-seven playoff series.
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