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Wayne Simmonds got his first career hat trick and added an assist to lead the Philadelphia Flyers in a 5-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night in a matchup of teams recently eliminated from playoff contention.
Jakub Voracek and Matt Read also scored for the Flyers, who won for the third time in four games. Steve Mason, playing his fifth game for the Flyers since being acquired from Columbus, made 26 saves.
Simmonds, playing in his 364th career game, also had his first four-point effort.
Jeff Skinner, Justin Faulk and Eric Staal scored for the Hurricanes, who lost for the ninth time in their last 10 home games.
The Flyers were playing for the first time since they were eliminated from postseason contention.
The Hurricanes were knocked out of the playoff chase during their previous game based on another result.
With a good number of Flyers fans in attendance, Simmonds' third goal at 48 seconds of the third period extended Philadelphia's lead to 4-2 and dre...
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(Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images) Game: Carolina Hurricanes (17-23-3) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (19-22-3) Location: PNC Arena (Raleigh, North Carolina) Time: 7:00PM TV: CSN Philly Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic Previous Game: On Thursday night, the Philadelphia Flyers were shut out by the struggling New Jersey Devils. In a game which ended by a final of 3-0, Ilya Bryzgalov recorded a [...]