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Wayne Simmonds scores go-ahead goal in 3rd period to send Flyers to 5-3 win over Jets

Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 3:55 PM / News

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Wayne Simmonds scores go-ahead goal in 3rd period to send Flyers to 5-3 win over Jets

PHILADELPHIA - Wayne Simmonds scored a go-ahead goal about halfway through the third period and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 Saturday.

Brayden Schenn scored two goals and Claude Giroux added one for the Flyers, who scored three on the power play. Evander Kane, Olli Jokinen and Alexander Burmistrov scored for the Jets, whose road-game winning streak ended at 2.

Flyers left wing Scott Hartnell, who had missed the last 16 games with a broken foot, was a last-minute addition to the team's lineup. Not even his surprise return was enough for the Flyers to hit the ice with any energy. They went a stretch of 9:47 in the opening period without registering a shot on Ondrej Pavelec.

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