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Simmonds had 2 goals and an assist, leads Flyers to 4-1 win over Wild

Monday, 12.23.2013 / 10:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Simmonds had 2 goals and an assist, leads Flyers to 4-1 win over Wild

PHILADELPHIA - Wayne Simmonds had two goals and an assist, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.

Luke Schenn and Claude Giroux also scored for the Flyers, whose record rose above .500 for just the second time this season (17-16-4).

Mikael Grandlund tallied for the Wild, who fell to 2-7-0 all-time at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers' home win streak extended to nine games with the victory. The Wild are now 1-7-1 in their last nine road games.

Both teams are off until Friday.

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