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Flyers-Rangers: Game 4 recap

Facts and figures about Game 4 of the playoff series.

Score: Flyers 2, Rangers 1

How it happened: Jakub Voracek deflected Brayden Schenn's wrist shot past Henrik Lundqvist on a second-period power play for the go-ahead goal and the Flyers rode goaltender Steve Mason to victory.

What it means: The Flyers even the series at 2 and head back to Madison Square Garden for tomorrow's Game 5, needing to win two of the next three games. They also ensured at least one more home game.

Hero: Mason, in his first postseason start in 5 years and coming off injury, made his triumphant return to the lineup, stopping 37 of 38 shots.

A good omen?: For what it's worth, the Flyers' all-time postseason series record when winning Game 4 is a promising 24-9.

All even: The Flyers are 14-7 in seven-game series when the series is tied at 2.

Block chart: Twenty-eight blocked shots by the Rangers in their 4-1 Game 3 victory on Tuesday were crucial to keeping the Flyers' offense in check. In Game 4, New York still blocked 21 shots, but two goals were enough for Mason.

Up next: The teams hit the ice again noon tomorrow in New York City to play the first of what in essence is a three-game series. The sixth game will be played Tuesday back in South Philly and, if necessary, Game 7 would be Wednesday at MSG.

Key stat: The Flyers were 1-for-2 on the power play, a game removed from an 0-for-5 performance with a man advantage.

Daily News' three stars

1. Steve Mason, Flyers: Played spectacularly in his first start of the series and provided the Flyers a huge boost.

2. Jakub Voracek, Flyers: Scored the game-winning goal on a great deflection in the second period.

3. Jason Akeson, Flyers: Dished a great pass off the boards for the Flyers' first goal and played well throughout the game.

- Jake Kaplan