Simmonds, Mason Spark Flyers’ 3-0 Win Over Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — Wayne Simmonds had two goals and an assist and Steve Mason made 24 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 3-0 Saturday.

The shutout was Philadelphia’s league-leading fourth this season. Reserve goaltender Michal Neuvirth has Philadelphia’s other three shutouts.

Sean Couturier also scored for the Flyers, who have won two straight. It was the Flyers’ first win at Madison Square Garden since Feb. 20, 2011.

Following a strong start to the season, New York has dropped three in a row.

Antti Raanta made 31 saves for the Rangers.

Simmonds’ fourth goal of the season opened the scoring 12:24 into the second period.

After Jesper Fast missed on an attempted tip, Philadelphia counterattacked with Matt Read carrying the puck up the ice. Read sent a diagonal cross-ice pass to Simmonds, who skated by Kevin Klein before wristing a quick shot past Raanta.

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