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Steve Mason, Wayne Simmonds force Game 7 vs. Rangers

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New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Six
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 29: Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes the third period save against the New York Rangers in Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on April 29, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Rangers 5-2 to force a game seven. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Wayne Simmonds provided the offense, Steve Mason provided the defense, and the Philadelphia Flyers forced a Game 7 against the New York Rangers with a 5-2 win in Tuesday night’s Game 6 at Wells Fargo Center.

Prepare your heart for the following fact: A Flyers goalie was absolutely brilliant in a must-win playoff game. Mason made 34 saves, including several outstanding snags with his glove throughout the game.

Again, deep breaths: In four games, Mason has been one of the best goalies in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, with a 1.95 GAA and a .939 save percentage. Meanwhile, the Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist was pulled late in the second period after the Flyers’ fourth goal.

Simmonds provided the offense. His hat trick – two power-play goals and an even-strength tally – gives him four goals in the postseason.

Erik Gustafsson and Claude Giroux (empty netter) had the other goals. Carl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello had the Rangers’ goals.

The Flyers were 2-for-3 on the power play while the Rangers were 0-for-5, and are now 3-for-28 for the series.

Game 7 is Wednesday night at MSG at 7 p.m.

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