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3/24/16 Flyers vs. Avalanche

game recap

Three third-period goals help Flyers top Avalanche

Gudas, Giroux score 19 seconds apart; Philadelphia remains in second wild card spot

by Rick Sadowski / NHL.com Correspondent

Giroux gives Flyers lead late

PHI@COL: Giroux beats Varlamov for late lead

3/24/16: Claude Giroux settles a bouncing puck and beats Semyon Varlamov, giving the Flyers a 3-2 lead late in the 3rd period

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DENVER -- Radko Gudas and Claude Giroux scored 19 seconds apart late in the third period to help the Philadelphia Flyers defeat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 at Pepsi Center on Thursday. 

Gudas scored his fifth of the season on a shot from just inside the blue line with 5:43 left. Giroux retrieved a long rebound after Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov made a save against Wayne Simmonds. He skated to his right and scored inside the near post to break a 2-2 tie with his 21st goal of the season.

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Flyers, Avalanche battling for playoff position

Colorado's Duchene, MacKinnon remain sidelined

by Rick Sadowski / NHL.com Correspondent

FLYERS (35-24-13) at AVALANCHE (38-31-4)

TV: 9 p.m. ET; CSN-PH, ALT, NHL.TV

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers are looking to overcome losses of different kinds when they play Thursday at Pepsi Center while trying to stay in the hunt for a place in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Colorado is one point behind the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card into the playoffs from the Western Conference with a game in hand. Philadelphia and the Detroit Red Wings have 83 points each, but the Flyers have played one fewer game and hold the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.

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