Rangers push Flyers to brink of elimination

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Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers – Game Five

Brad Richards celebrates his second period goal along with J.T. Miller against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 27, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Richards and Dominic Moore scored second-period goals, and Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves as the New York Rangers pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the brink of elimination with a 4-2 victory in Game 5 on Sunday.

Defenseman Marc Staal gave the Rangers the lead in the first period and they extended it in the second in taking a 3-2 edge in the first-round series.

Game 6 is Tuesday in Philadelphia.

If necessary, a deciding seventh game would be back at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.