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Philadelphia beat Washington 2-1

AP, PHILADELPHIA

The Philadelphia Flyers’ Nick Cousins, center, is knocked off his feet by the Washington Capitals’ Tom Wilson, right, in their NHL game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday.

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Nick Cousins and Sam Gagner scored in a shootout after Brayden Schenn tied the game late in the third period of regulation to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

The win propelled the Flyers out of a tie with Detroit for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Alex Ovechkin scored in regulation for Washington (54-16-6), who were seeking a franchise record for victories after already clinching home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs with the league’s best regular-season record.

Steve Mason made 29 saves in regulation and overtime for the Flyers, and stopped T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov in the shootout.

DUCKS 8, FLAMES 3

Jakob Silfverberg scored twice, while Ryan Kesler had a goal and three assists as the Anaheim Ducks tied an NHL record for consecutive regular-season home wins over one team with a thumping of the Calgary Flames.

Corey Perry, Brandon Pirri, Jamie McGinn, Nate Thompson and rookie Shea Theodore also scored, helping the Ducks take first place in the Pacific Division with their 23rd in a row over the Flames at Honda Center.

The Philadelphia Flyers won 23 straight over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Spectrum from 1980 to 1987. The Flames have not won in Anaheim since Jan. 19, 2004, when Roman Turek made 36 saves in a 5-1 victory and the head coaches were Darryl Sutter and Mike Babcock.

The Ducks, vying for their fourth straight division title, are a point ahead of the Los Angeles Kings with six games left on the schedule.

SENATORS 2, JETS 1

Alex Chiasson and Zack Smith scored as the Ottawa Senators ended a four-game road losing streak with victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

Andrew Hammond stopped 20 shots for his sixth win of the season as Ottawa improved to 6-0-1 in their past seven against the Jets.

Mark Scheifele scored the tying goal for Winnipeg at 6 minutes, 55 seconds of the third period, but Chiasson put Ottawa back in front less than two minutes later. A deflected pass went off Scheifele’s skate, leaving a loose puck in front of the Jets’ net. Chiasson quickly jumped on it and slapped it in for his eighth of the season.

Michael Hutchinson finished with 18 saves for Winnipeg.

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