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Flyers 5, Red Wings 0

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PHILADELPHIA -- Left winger Scott Hartnell scored two goals, goaltender Steve Mason stopped 33 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers snapped a four-game winless streak by defeating the Detroit Red Wings 5-0 on Tuesday night.

Right winger Andy Hall and centers Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier also scored goals for Philadelphia (26-22-6). The Flyers leapfrogged the Red Wings into eighth place in a jumbled Eastern Conference.

The undermanned Red Wings (23-19-11) played without three of their top five scorers: centers Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk and right winger Johan Franzen. They were shut out on the road for the third straight game.

After being yanked from a game for the third time this month on Saturday, Mason registered his second shutout of the season and 21st in his career, including his fourth against the Red Wings. He made several excellent glove saves and responded nicely after a poor performance in a loss to Boston.

The Flyers took a 1-0 lead in the first period when Hartnell scored a power-play goal between goaltender Jonas Gustavsson's legs on a backhanded deflection of defenseman Kimmo Timonen's slap shot.

Hartnell made it 2-0 in the second on a crisp 3-on-2 breakaway with Giroux and right winger Jakub Voracek. Giroux skated down the right side and slid a crossing pass past Voracek to Hartnell, who fired a wrist shot into the top corner.

Hall scored less than three minutes later on a backhanded rebound off a shot by left winger Michael Raffl.

Gustavsson stoned center Vinny Lecavalier alone in front a few minutes later. But Giroux ripped a shot off Gustavsson's glove for his 16th goal midway through the third. Couturier scored on a wraparound to make it 5-0.

NOTES: The victory may be costly for the Flyers because D Kimmo Timonen left the game with lower-body injury and didn't return. There was no immediate word on the extent of his injury. ... The teams played 6:44 before the first whistle of the game. ... It was just Detroit's eighth visit to Philadelphia in the last 16 seasons. ... The Flyers led after the first period for the first time since Jan. 8. ... The Red Wings were missing C Henrik Zetterberg (back), C Pavel Datsyuk (lower body) and RW Johan Franzen (concussion). ... Red Wings G Jimmy Howard returned in a backup role after missing three games with a knee injury. ... The Flyers will hit the West Coast to play three California teams in a five-day span. ... Flyers RW Zac Rinaldo (ankle) missed his 10th straight game, but could return soon. ... Flyers LW Scott Hartnell recorded his 30th career multi-goal game.
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