Patrick lifts Flyers over scuffling Rangers 3-2 in shootout

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth (30) keeps his eyes on a flying puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Yor

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth (30) keeps his eyes on a flying puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Yor

Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton (21) battles New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei (76) for the puck during the first period of an NHL hoc

Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton (21) battles New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei (76) for the puck during the first period of an NHL hoc

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) keeps an eye on the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flye

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) keeps an eye on the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flye

New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) scores against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth (30) during the first period of an NHL hoc

New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) scores against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth (30) during the first period of an NHL hoc

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) goes behind the net to clear the puck during the first period of a NHL hockey game against the Phila

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) goes behind the net to clear the puck during the first period of a NHL hockey game against the Phila

NEW YORK (AP) — Nolan Patrick scored the lone goal in a shootout that lasted four rounds and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the scuffling New York Rangers 3-2 on Sunday night.

Michael Raffl and Wayne Simmonds scored in regulation, and Michael Neuvirth made 32 saves as the Flyers won for the third time since changing coaches.

Chris Kreider and Boo Nieves scored for the Rangers, who lost their fifth in six games. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 28 shots.

Simmonds gave the Flyers a one-goal advantage 5:01 into the third period when he buried a rebound on the power play. The Rangers were short a man due to a too-many-men penalty. Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek assisted on the play.

But the lead was short-lived as Nieves tied it 22 seconds later. Rangers rookie Lias Andersson forced a turnover behind the Flyers net to set up the fourth-line center. Nieves, playing in his fourth game of the season, scored his second NHL goal.

Raffl evened the game 1-all at 1:46 of the second when he scored his first of the season. The veteran forward kept the puck himself on an odd-man rush and beat Lundqvist to the glove side. Philadelphia defenseman Travis Sanheim assisted on the play.

The Rangers struck first when Kreider snapped a wrist shot under Neuvirth's blocker at 10:05 of the opening period. Kevin Hayes made a clever play to exit the zone, dancing around Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov before making a spinning pass to lead a streaking Kreider into the offensive zone all alone. Hayes extended his point streak to seven games, setting a career high.

NOTES: New York scratched defenseman Tony DeAngelo for the second consecutive game. . Philadelphia scratched defenseman Christian Folin and forwards Jori Lehtera and Jordan Weal.

UP NEXT

Flyers: At the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

Rangers: Host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

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