PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Flyers completed a home-and-home sweep Saturday while helping the New York Rangers approach rock bottom, cruising to a fight-filled 6-2 victory.
Patrick Sharp scored a pair of third-period goals for the Flyers, who improved to 8-2
1 in the last 11 meetings with the Rangers, their long-time division rivals.
The rivalry grew more intense Thursday in Philadelphia's 2-1 victory at Madison Square Garden, where Flyers center Jeremy Roenick had his jaw shattered by a shot by Rangers defenseman Boris Mironov.
Roenick also suffered a concussion, as did teammate and fellow All-Star Keith Primeau, who took a center-ice hit from Bobby Holik that many Flyers thought was dirty.
With the back end of the home-and-home out of reach, the third period featured four fights, 92 minutes in penalties, three game misconducts and a match penalty.