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Flyers fans get good laugh out of losing hats

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Fans mistakenly toss hats

COL@PHI: Simmonds nearly nets hatty, fans lose lids

Fans toss their hats on the ice when Wayne Simmonds nearly nets his third goal of the night, but the goal is credited to Jakub Voracek

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It was an eventful first period for Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds. Just not quite as eventful as everyone at Wells Fargo Center thought.

Simmonds had two goals early in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche, and when a third goal went at the 10:35 mark of the same period with Simmonds appearing to get the deflection, the hats came pouring down.

Simmonds was adamant from the get-go that he didn't get a piece of it even though it looked like it did, even on the replay.

By the time it was cleared up for the scorebook and awarded to Jakub Voracek, hats were all over the ice.

When the official announcement came, the crowd may have engaged in a little lighthearted booing for Voracek before everyone got a good laugh out of it.

"Thanks for the hats," Flyers PA announcer Lou Nolan said. "Maybe you'll have another shot later."

Simmonds didn't get that third goal, but Flyers fans still got a 4-0 win and a good story to tell.

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