Nash, Tortorella reach milestones as Rangers top Flyers

Updated: March 26, 2013

Rick Nash scored two goals and added an
assist, while Derek Stepan delivered a four-point night that propelled the New
York Rangers to a 5-2 decision over the fading Philadelphia Flyers at the
Wells Fargo Center.

Nash’s 300th and 301st career goals helped Rangers head coach John Tortorella
to register his 400th win behind the bench and enable the Blueshirts to halt a
two-game slide. Stepan aided the cause by tallying once and assisting on three
others, with Brad Richards contributing a goal and an assist to the victory.

The Rangers also received a marker from Chris Kreider and a 32-save effort out
of Henrik Lundqvist in besting the Flyers for the 11th time in the last 12
matchups between the Atlantic Division rivals.

Jakub Voracek had a goal and an assist for Philadelphia, losers of three in a
row and 2-6-1 in its last nine contests. With Tampa Bay winning on Tuesday,
the Flyers fell to 14th place out of 15 teams in the Eastern Conference.

Wayne Simmonds also lit the lamp in the setback, with Claude Giroux assisting
on both Flyers goals and Ilya Bryzgalov stopping 26-of-31 shots.