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Voracek redirected Brayden Schenn’s shot from the slot past Lundqvist for a power-play goal and a 2-1 lead. Mason had never played with a lead in five career postseason starts.

Mason hadn’t started a playoff game in five years since his rookie season with Columbus. The Blue Jackets were swept by Detroit in that series, and the late-season injury against Pittsburgh delayed his Philadelphia postseason debut.

“I waited a long time for it, but one doesn’t do much in the long run,” Mason said.

Flyers captain Claude Giroux hasn’t scored in the series but his strongest performance came after Game 3’s loss when he said, “We’re going to tie up the series and go back to New York.”

Off they’ll go to New York, the series tied.

“It’s going to be better for us mentally to go up there,” Giroux said.

Giroux limped to the bench after taking a hard hit from Mats Zuccarello late in the third. Giroux, third in the NHL with 86 points, had no shots on goal in the first two games and has only two assists through four games.

Moore gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead when he joined the rush out of the penalty box and scored on a wraparound goal 4:38 into the game.

The Rangers pounded Mason with shot after shot, doubling the Flyers‘ total for most of the first two periods.

Mason was sprawled in the crease stopping several shots and kept the Flyers in a game they desperately needed to win.

“He looked confident right from the get-go, and he had to be in the first,” coach Craig Berube said.

Lundqvist, an eight-time All-Star and 2012 Vezina Trophy winner, stopped 23 shots but was betrayed by an offense that couldn’t convert open looks.

The Rangers were 0 for 4 on the power play and are 0 for 12 since Game 2.

“We got good looks, but this time of year you need more than good looks,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “You need to get the job done.”

Notes: The Rangers have scored first in the last three games. … Flyers D Nicklas Grossmann left the game in the second period with a lower-body injury. … Lauren Hart, the daughter of longtime former Flyers broadcaster Gene Hart, sang “God Bless America,” alternating lyrics with Kate Smith, who was on a video image. Smith’s rendition of the song has been a rallying anthem for the Flyers since the mid-1970s. … Game 6 is Tuesday in Philadelphia.