Philadelphia defeats Winnipeg

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Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds leaps as a shot by Claude Giroux gets past Winnipeg's Ondrej Pavelec. Simmonds had the go-ahead goal for the Flyers.  TOM MIHALEK/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds leaps as a shot by Claude Giroux gets past Winnipeg's Ondrej Pavelec. Simmonds had the go-ahead goal for the Flyers.

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.

CAPITALS 5, DEVILS 1

In Washington, Alex Ovechkin produced his first hat trick in more than two years, leading the struggling Capitals over New Jersey.

Ovechkin broke out in a big way, turning in his first three-goal game since a 4-1 victory at Toronto on Jan. 22, 2011.

KINGS 4, AVALANCHE 1

In Los Angeles, Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter scored first-period goals, Trevor Lewis added his first career short-handed goal, and the Kings won their third in a row.

Anze Kopitar also scored and Jonathan Quick made 23 saves for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who won for the fifth time in six games.

OILERS 3, COYOTES 2 (SO)

In Edmonton, Alberta, Jordan Eberle scored in regulation and in the shootout as the Oilers snapped a two-game slide.

Sam Gagner also scored in the shootout and Teemu Hartikainen had the other goal in regulation for the Oilers.

RED WINGS 4, PREDATORS 0

In Detroit, Jimmy Howard made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season, and Drew Miller scored an early goal as the Red Wings snapped a season-high, five-game losing streak by beating Nashville.

Tomas Tatar gave Detroit a two-goal lead early in the second and Niklas Kronwall made it a three-goal cushion late in the period.

CANADIENS 3, RANGERS 0

In Montreal, Carey Price made 17 saves, and the Canadiens topped slumping New York.

Each player on the line of Erik Cole, Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller scored a goal and added an assist for Montreal (12-4-2).

ISLANDERS 4, SABRES 0

In Buffalo, Evgeni Nabokov stopped 35 shots in New York’s win over the skidding and unraveling Sabres, who were booed off the ice for a second consecutive home game.

Mark Streit and Michael Grabner broke the game open with goals 65 seconds apart late in the second period. John Tavares and Colin McDonald sealed the win with third-period goals.

LIGHTNING 5, HURRICANES 2

In Raleigh, N.C., Steven Stamkos scored and had an assist in Tampa Bay’s four-goal third period that lifted the Lightning over Carolina.

Benoit Pouliot, Tom Pyatt and Richard Panik had the other third-period goals for the Lightning.

SENATORS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2

In Ottawa, Colin Greening batted a puck out of midair for a goal with 24 seconds remaining to give the Senators a win over Toronto.

Mika Zibanejad and Erik Condra also scored for the Senators, who got 26 saves from Ben Bishop.


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