Ryan Callahan's third goal and his first career hat trick as well as a goal by Mats Zuccarello gave the Rangers a huge cushion after 40 minutes. Cally's third, at 6:28, which made it 4-0, chased Brian Boucher, who was replaced by Sergei Bobrovsky. Even a fight with Brandon Dubinsky instigated by captain Mike Richards failed to spark the Flyers, who are ont he verge of losing four straight games.
If the Rangers hold on, it will be their first win in five tries against the Eastern Conference leaders this season. They will remain in seventh place, with 74 points. But Buffalo (70) will move into eighth place should they win tonight. Carolina (71) is idle.