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NHL: Rangers Shut Out Flyers


The New York Rangers enjoyed a 5-0 shutout of the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday in the National Hockey League.

The game had barely begun when New York's Colton Orr sent Philadelphia's Todd Fedoruk to the ice with a hard punch to the face. Fedoruk was removed from rink on a stretcher and taken to a hospital for observation. A doctor for the Rangers later said Fedoruk suffered no serious injuries.

New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 17 saves to post his second shutout in three games.

Elsewhere in the NHL, Buffalo's Daniel Briere and Derek Roy each scored power-play goals to lead the Sabres to a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals. Teammate Drew Stafford scored twice in the third period.

Wednesday's other winners include San Jose, Colorado, Dallas and Vancouver.

The San Jose Sharks downed the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1, as Jonathan Cheechoo and Milan Michalek each scored twice for the Sharks. The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 for their fourth straight victory. The Oilers losing streak now stands at 12 games.

The Dallas Stars beat the Los Angeles King 4-2. And the Vancouver Canucks posted a 2-0 shutout of the Nashville Predators. Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo made 20 saves to lead the Canucks to their fourth straight win.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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