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Washington vs Philadelphia Wrap - Philadelphia Wins 2-1

Philadelphia needed a shootout to earn a 2-1 victory over Washington on Thursday in NHL action at Wells Fargo Center.

Philadelphia won as a -164 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

The win was clinched by Wayne Simmonds, who beat Braden Holtby in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Philadelphia. Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers in the victory. Giroux opened the scoring for Philadelphia, finding the back of the net at 6:05 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Jaromir Jagr and Andreas Lilja.

Ilya Bryzgalov turned in a 30-save effort for the Flyers.

Washington got a goal from Alex Ovechkin in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Washington got a 27-stop effort from Braden Holtby in the loss.

Philadelphia scored 0 times on 1 chances on the power play, while Washington went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Philadelphia lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 31-28.

Next game, Philadelphia takes its act home to face Montreal looking for another win. For Washington, they head home to face Winnipeg.