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Flyers Roll Past Red Wings 6-3

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Sean Couturier had two goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers scored four goals in third period to rally for a 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Sean Couturier had two goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers scored four goals in third period to rally for a 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

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DETROIT (AP) — Sean Couturier had two goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers scored four goals in third period to rally for a 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Couturier got the winner at 8:28 of the third period by tipping in a shot.

Scott Hartnell and Matt Read had a goal and two assists and Steve Downie and Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist each for Philadelphia. Steve Mason stopped 32 shots.

Philadelphia finished 3 for 3 on the power play.

Tomas Tatar scored twice and center Johan Franzen also scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard made 28 saves.

Giroux tied it at 3, with a power-play goal 5:15 into the third period. He got his fifth goal, on a shot from the top of the left circle.

Hartnell made it 5-3 with a power-play goal 9:58 into the third for his sixth goal. Couturier added an empty-net goal in the last minute.

Read scored from the front of the net with 3:22 remaining in the second to pull the Flyers within 3-2. It was his ninth goal.

Detroit scored twice in less than two minutes in the middle of the second period to go up 3-1.

Franzen beat Mason with a slap shot from the top of the left circle off the rush to break a tie at 8:24. It was Franzen’s eighth goal.

Tatar got his second goal of the game on a 5-on-3 power play by putting in a loose puck from a goal-mouth scramble with 9:47 left in the middle period. It was Tatar’s fifth goal.

The Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader hit the post on a partial breakaway with 1:32 left in the first.

Tatar’s first goal of the game opened the scoring with 9:43 left in the opening period on a one-time shot from the bottom of the left circle.

Downie’s power-play goal tied it with 6:12 remaining in the first period. He beat Howard with a wrist shot from the inside edge of the right circle. It was Downie’s second goal.

NOTE: The Red Wings were without both of their star centers, Pavel Datsyuk and captain Henrik Zetterberg. Datsyuk missed his fifth game with a concussion and Zetterberg sat out his first game because of a herniated disc in his back. Zetterberg is expected to miss at least two weeks. … Flyers’ C Vincent Lecavalier missed his second game with back spasms. … Detroit RW Todd Bertuzzi missed his sixth game with an upper-body injury. … Philadelphia RW Adam Hall is from Kalamazoo and played at Michigan State. .. Red Wings D Danny Dekeyser, who has missed seven games and is on the long-term IR with a separated left shoulder, began skating on Wednesday morning. … Detroit LW Justin Abdelkader went to the locker room late in the second period after being shoved into the boards from behind by Flyers’ defenseman Luke Schenn, who got a charging penalty. Abdelkader returned in the third.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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