Tim Kerr's four straight goals in an 8:16 span in the second period in New York last night gave the Philadelphia Flyers a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers and a sweep in their playoff series.

Philadelphia next will play the winner of the Washington-New York Islanders series.

After Willie Huber's first playoff goal gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead at 9:18 of the second period, Kerr became the first player in Stanley Cup history to score four goals in a period.

He tied the record for most points in a period, held by four players and last equaled by Boston's Peter McNab April 11, 1982. The four goals in one period broke the record of three held by 17 players and last equaled by Mike Bossy of the Islanders May 7, 1983. The record for goals in a playoff game is five, held by three players.

Kerr, a right wing who scored 54 goals in the regular season, tied it, 3-3, at 10:06 with a power play goal on a quick wrist shot past goalie Glen Hanlon.

Kerr scored again at 14:58, then got two more power play goals in a 1:40 span near the end of the period.