Rangers Lose to the Streaking Flyers

Anthony Stolarz made a career-high 38 saves, and Oskar Lindblom scored the lone goal Tuesday night as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the host Rangers, 1-0.

Lindblom scored in the first period for the Flyers, who have won five straight. The Rangers had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Stolarz, who grew up about 35 miles from Madison Square Garden in Edison, N.J., recorded his second N.H.L. shutout. He was making his first appearance for the Flyers since he sustained a lower-body injury Dec. 15.

The Rangers peppered him throughout a third period, outshooting the Flyers by 13-4. Stolarz stopped Brendan Smith at point-blank range with 2 minutes 2 seconds left and survived a fluky opportunity with 57 seconds remaining, when Vladislav Namestnikov’s redirection bounced over the top of the net.

Stolarz is the third Flyers goalie to post a shutout this season; Brian Elliott and Calvin Pickard have one apiece. He is one of seven men to man the net for Philadelphia this year, which is tied for the most goalies used by an N.H.L. team in a single season. The Quebec Nordiques (1989-90), St. Louis Blues (2002-03) and Los Angeles Kings (2007-08) also had seven starting goalies.

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