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Read, Giroux score, lead Flyers to shootout victory

AP, PHILADELPHIA

Matt Read and Claude Giroux both scored goals in the shootout to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils in the NHL on Friday.

Read beat Johan Hedberg on the first shot and New Jersey’s Ilya Kovalchuk matched him. Giroux scored the second shootout goal, while David Clarkson and Patrik Elias both failed in their attempts against Ilya Bryzgalov.

The slumping Flyers badly need the win following a 5-2 loss to the Devils on Wednesday. They are still on the outside of the NHL Eastern Conference playoff race.

The Calgary Flames got their sixth straight home win, beating the Nashville Predators 6-3.

Curtis Glencross had his second career hat-trick to lead Calgary, while Mark Giordano, Blake Comeau and Jiri Hudler also scored.

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne was pulled for the second straight night after Comeau’s goal put the Flames up two eight minutes into the game.

In Edmonton, Alberta, Pavel Datsyuk scored at 3:39 of overtime as the Detroit Red Wings ended a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Oilers.

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