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Matt Read scores 2 goals and Flyers shut out rival Penguins 4-0

Saturday, 03.15.2014 / 4:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Matt Read scores 2 goals and Flyers shut out rival Penguins 4-0

PHILADELPHIA - Matt Read scored a pair of goals to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-0 victory over the short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier also scored for Philadelphia, which is in the middle of a tightly bunched pack of teams battling for a playoff spot.

The Penguins, who are comfortably atop the Metropolitan Division, were shut out for the fourth time this season. Pittsburgh played without its third- and fourth-leading scorers, Chris Kunitz (lower body) and James Neal (concussion). The Flyers neutralized Pittsburgh stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

Philadelphia played like the first-place team in a matchup between two the league's top rivals.

The Flyers came out with a high-energy attack from the opening faceoff in one of their best efforts of the season.

Steve Mason made 25 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and 23rd of his career.

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