(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday’s National Hockey League games:
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Flyers 4, Blackhawks 1
Wayne Simmonds scored the 100th goal of his Philadelphia career, helping the Flyers to a 4-1 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.
Goaltender Steve Mason stopped 34 of 35 shots to keep the Flyers’ faint playoff hopes alive.
Despite the loss, Chicago are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and on track to secure home-ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.
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Oilers 4, Avalanche 3
Derek Roy scored the power-play winner midway through the third period and the Edmonton Oilers staved off a Colorado comeback to edge the Avalanche 4-3.
The Oilers blazed to a 3-0 lead in the first 10 minutes on goals from Martin Marincin, Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall, but Colorado clawed their way back to tie it up with a goal from Ryan O’Reilly early in the third period.
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Stars 4, Flames 3 (shootout)
The Dallas Stars kept their faint playoff hopes alive with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Calgary Flames.
Tyler Seguin scored the lone goal in the shootout for the Stars (36-28-10), who have a four-game winning streak.
The point from the shootout loss sees the Flames (40-27-7) maintain their hold on third place in the Pacific Division, one point ahead of the hard-charging Los Angeles Kings.
Compiled by Andrew Both; Editing by Peter Rutherford