Rangers Blow Early Lead, Series Tied 1-1

May 23, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Boston Bruins during the second period in game four of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers came into Sundays matchup against the Flyers hoping to take a commanding 2-0 series lead and early on, but it wasn’t to be.

The Rangers dominated the first ten minutes of the game, scoring twice, once on the power play. Martin St. Louis scored less than five minutes into the game and after Sean Couturier took a roughing penalty, at with 13:05 left in the period, Benoit Pouliot put a wrist shot past Flyers goalie Ray Emery to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead.

Though it was a great start, trouble loomed for New York.

With less than 6 minutes remaining in the first, Jakub Voracek slammed one past Henrik Lundqvist to cut the lead in half.

In the second period, at the 5:45 mark, Jason Akeson tied the game and less than five minutes later, Luke Schenn scored on a back-handed shot to give Philadelphia the lead. Try as the Rangers might, they couldn’t find the back of the net as Ray Emery saved the final 29 shots he faced.

With less than 2 minutes remaining, Lundqvist headed to the bench for an extra skater, but hesitated which warranted a  too many men on the ice call, which essentially ended the game.

The series is now tied as the teams head to Philadelphia for game three on Tuesday.

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