Philadelphia Flyers defeat New York Rangers, 2-1

PHILADELPHIA - It is a credit to the Rangers that they made it even this far, that they fought back from oblivion to take their season down to the final ticks of the clock, and beyond.

But it will stand as an indictment of the rest of their campaign that all the good they did over the last three weeks wasn't good enough.

The Rangers spent 20 days climbing their way to Sunday's all-or-nothing match with Philadelphia, only to be left with nothing when a game overwhelmingl...

There are no more back doors now, no more help to be had. This is officially a Game 7 for the Rangers, whose road to the playoffs or to summer vacation leads down Broad Street Sunday.

The 255th meeting between the Rangers and Flyers puts both teams' 2009-10 seasons on the line, and for both teams, it boils down simply: Win and they're in, the Rangers to Washington or the Flyers either to Newark or Buffalo to start Round 1. Lose and they're going home. The Bruins' 4-2 vi...