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New York Rangers' Stu Bickel celebrates after assisting (Credit: AP)

New York Rangers' Stu Bickel celebrates after assisting on a goal by Derek Stepan against the Philadelphia Flyers in the second period. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Rangers 4, Flyers 2

For the second time this season, the Rangers beat the Flyers in New York -- this time by 4-2 -- to move into first place in the Atlantic Division. It was their fourth victory in a row and third in four nights against division rivals.

New York Rangers' Stu Bickel celebrates after assisting
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New York Rangers' Stu Bickel celebrates after assisting on a goal by Derek Stepan against the Philadelphia Flyers in the second period. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Philadelphia Flyers' Scott Hartnell, center, is lifted off
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Philadelphia Flyers' Scott Hartnell, center, is lifted off his feet by the New York Rangers' Carl Hagelin in the second period. (Dec. 23, 2011)

New York Rangers' Ruslan Fedotenko, center, scores past
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New York Rangers' Ruslan Fedotenko, center, scores past Philadelphia Flyers' goalie Ilya Bryzgalov in the second period. (Dec. 23, 2011)

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Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov makes a save
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Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov makes a save against the New York Rangers in the first period. (Dec. 23, 2011)

New York Rangers' Anton Stralman checks Philadelphia Flyers'
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New York Rangers' Anton Stralman checks Philadelphia Flyers' Matt Read into the boards in the first period. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Philadelphia Flyers' Derek Stepan, right, shoots past New
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Philadelphia Flyers' Derek Stepan, right, shoots past New York Rangers' Braydon Coburn in the first period. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Philadelphia Flyers' Zac Rinaldo, top, and New York
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Philadelphia Flyers' Zac Rinaldo, top, and New York Rangers' Tim Erixon fight for the puck in the first period. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Philadelphia Flyers' Brad Richards (19) moves the puck
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Philadelphia Flyers' Brad Richards (19) moves the puck past New York Rangers' Maxim Talbot, left, in the first period. (Dec. 23, 2011)

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Philadelphia Flyers' Jaromir Jagr (68) skates past New
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Philadelphia Flyers' Jaromir Jagr (68) skates past New York Rangers' Carl Hagelin in the first period. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Philadelphia Flyers' Andrej Meszaros, right, is checked by
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Philadelphia Flyers' Andrej Meszaros, right, is checked by New York Rangers' Brian Boyle in the second period. (Dec. 23, 2011)

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