Sean Couturier scored a pair of goals, Calvin Pickard made 31 saves in his 12th career shutout and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 4-0 Friday to stop a four-game losing streak.

Travis Konecny had a goal, two assists and got into fight, Jordan Weal scored an empty-net goal and Claude Giroux had three assists for Philadelphia, which entered tied for last in the Metropolitan conference. The Flyers scored three goals in the final five minutes, 21 seconds.

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save behind Marc Staal (18), Neal Pionk (44), Mika Zibanejad (93) and Philadelphia Flyers' Nolan Patrick (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save behind Marc Staal (18), Neal Pionk (44), Mika Zibanejad (93) and Philadelphia Flyers’ Nolan Patrick (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Pickard, among four Flyers goaltenders this season, was in net because starter Brian Elliott and backup Michal Neuvirth are sidelined with lower body injuries. Pickard has made 10 appearances and has a 4-1-2 record.

New York, which entered tied for the Metropolitan lead, lost for just the third time in 12 games. The Rangers entered with three wins a row.

New York Rangers' Mika Zibanejad skates up ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
New York Rangers’ Mika Zibanejad skates up ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Pickard made his best save with 5:56 left, a pad stop on Lias Andersson to preserve a one-goal lead.

Couturier scored 35 seconds later with a wrist shot from the slot, sending the puck under Henrik Lundqvist’s right arm after a pass from Konecny. After Weal’s goal, Couturier scored on a rebound with 1:37 remaining.

Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov loses his edge as he battles New York Rangers' Mika Zibanejad (93) for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
Philadelphia Flyers’ Ivan Provorov loses his edge as he battles New York Rangers’ Mika Zibanejad (93) for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Philadelphia had 46 shots against the 36-year-old Lundqvist, who started for the 18th time in 23 games.

After giving up the first goal in each game during their skid, the Flyers outshot the Rangers 15-8 in the first period, going ahead on Konecny’s unusual goal with 6:39 left. He sent the puck toward the net from the side boards, looking for Couturier, and the puck deflected off Lundqvist, Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei and a post before crossing the goal line.

New York Rangers' Jesper Fast, right, checks Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov into the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
New York Rangers’ Jesper Fast, right, checks Philadelphia Flyers’ Ivan Provorov into the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Ryan Strome, in his fifth game with the Rangers after his acquisition from Edmonton, fought Konecny to a draw in the second period. Konecny responded to Strome’s strong check on Couturier.

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Calvin Pickard, left, is congratulated by Travis Konecny after a victory against the New York Rangers in an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 4-0. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Calvin Pickard, left, is congratulated by Travis Konecny after a victory against the New York Rangers in an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 4-0. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Notes: New York F Mats Zuccarello (groin) returned to the lineup after missing three games. . Rangers LW Cody McLeod missed his first game of what is expected to be a four-to-six-week absence. He broke his left hand in a fight in Wednesday’s 5-0 win over the Islanders. . The teams meet in New York on Dec. 23 and Jan. 29, then play in Philadelphia on March 29.

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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Calvin Pickard makes a save on a shot from New York Rangers' Kevin Shattenkirk (22) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 4-0. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Calvin Pickard makes a save on a shot from New York Rangers’ Kevin Shattenkirk (22) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 4-0. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Rangers: Host Washington Saturday.

Flyers: At Toronto on Saturday.

The Philadelphia Flyers celebrate a goal by Sean Couturier past New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, left, during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 4-0. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
The Philadelphia Flyers celebrate a goal by Sean Couturier past New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, left, during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 4-0. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

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Source: The Associated Press

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