Apr 17, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) celebrates scoring a goal against Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery (29) during the third period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. The New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 to take a 1-0 series lead. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014: Flyers get in scrum with Rangers after 4-1 loss (GIF)


The New York Rangers took Game 1 against their Metropolitan division rival Philadelphia Flyers with a 4-1 win as the Rangers used a three-goal outburst in the third period to put the game on ice after entering the final stanza all square at one goal apiece.

At the end of 6o minutes and three hard-fought periods, the Flyers and Rangers still had a little aggression before skating off the ice and the losing team tried to leave the Rangers with a message before Game 2.

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Would you expect anything less from two heated rivals in the playoffs?

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