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NHL : Hardy’s Goal Beats Flyers

From Associated Press

Defenseman Mark Hardy scored his first goal of the season with 5:22 left to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the slumping Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.

Hardy, the defensive-minded defenseman who scored only one goal in the previous two seasons, slapped Paul Broten’s pass past Flyer goaltender Ken Wregget to break a 2-2 tie. Hardy last scored on Oct. 6, 1990.

Sergei Nemchinov added a breakaway goal at 18:09.

The Flyers, 0-6-1 in their last seven games, played without injured players Rick Tocchet,Mark Howe, Keith Acton, Jiri Latal, Steve Kasper and Ron Hextall.

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Only Quebec (14) and San Jose (12) have fewer points than Philadelphia (18).


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