NHL

Stepan scores 2 in 3rd period as Rangers beat Flyers 3-1

Derek Stepan scored twice in the third period to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night.

Derick Brassard scored early and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots as the Rangers improved to 5-0-1 in their last six games. They also beat the Flyers at home for the 11th time in 12 games.

Brayden Schenn spoiled Lundqvist's shutout with 9.7 seconds left in the third period with his 16th goal of the season, but the Flyers lost for the fifth time in six games. Steve Mason finished with 27 saves.

Stepan's first score, at 10:34 of the third, was his 100th career goal. His second tied his career high with 19 and matched Mats Zuccarello for the team lead.