PHILADELPHIA -- Wayne Simmonds used his fists to spark the sluggish Philadelphia Flyers and his wrists to help them get a much-needed win.
Simmonds scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, helping the Flyers rally for a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.
The goal gave Simmonds his second Gordie Howe hat trick in four days. He also had a goal, assist and fight in a 6-5 win at Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
On Saturday, Simmonds dropped the gloves against Chris Thorburn in the first and assisted on Brayden Schenn's first goal.
"I'm just trying to help the team any way I can and get some energy going," Simmonds said. "We're really resilient. We have great leaders in this room. We can't let ourselves get down and we got it back."
Schenn scored two goals and Claude Giroux got one for Philadelphia, which scored three power-play goals to overcome a 3-1 deficit and win for the first time in eight tries when trailing after two periods.
Just 2:39 after Schenn tied it in the third period, he set up the decisive goal. Schenn slid a backhanded pass across the front to Simmonds, who put it into an open net for a 4-3 lead 8:57 into the third.
Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec was on the other side of the net and had no chance to make the save.
"It was a great pass and I just put it into an open net," Simmonds said.
Evander Kane, Olli Jokinen and Alexander Burmistrov scored for the Jets (7-9-1), who were seeking a franchise-best four-game winning streak against Philadelphia.
The Flyers (9-10-1) have dominated the series, going 33-10-7 against the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise.
"I think it went well for the first two periods," Pavelec said. "We scored some goals, we won the battle, we battled hard, we got some shots in the net.
"We go into the third and get two stupid penalties and it costs you the game. And that's the end of story pretty much."
Ilya Bryzgalov made several big saves to get the win after being yanked in a 5-2 loss to Florida on Thursday night.
Zac Rinaldo added an empty-net goal before the final second ticked off.
All-Star forward Scott Hartnell made a surprising return well ahead of schedule after missing a month because of a foot injury. He was held without a point for the Flyers.
Giroux got Philadelphia's comeback started during a two-man advantage in the second period. The Flyers' captain blasted a shot from just outside the left faceoff circle into the top-right corner to cut the deficit to 3-2.
"I saw a lane, I was trying to get it on the net and get a rebound," Giroux said. "Anytime you get a 5-on-3, you should get a goal."
Schenn got the tying goal 6:18 into the third with help from Giroux and Jakub Voracek.
Giroux made a nice move skating through a defender and flipped the puck to Voracek, who dropped a backhand pass to the trailing Schenn. He wristed one in for his sixth goal.
Voracek, who also assisted on Giroux's goal, has five goals and six assists in the last five games. He leads Philadelphia with 21 points in 20 games.
"It was a good, solid team effort," Schenn said. "In the second period, we said we're going to find a way to win this game and we did."
Jokinen snapped a long scoring drought to give the Jets a 2-1 lead on his third goal of the season early in the second period.
Blake Wheeler stole the puck from Schenn and passed it to Jokinen, who made a turnaround move on defenseman Bruno Gervais and ripped a slap shot between Bryzgalov's legs.
Midway through the second, Burmistrov's goal made it 3-1. He jumped off the ice to deflect in Grant Clitsome's rising one-timer.
"I thought we played a pretty hard game if you take the special teams out of the scenario," Jets coach Claude Noel said. "It was a pretty tough game for us. I'm disappointed to say the least."
Kane gave the Jets a 1-0 lead 4:48 into the game, scoring on a back-door pass from Nik Antropov, who set it up with a nice move behind the net.
The Flyers were trailing and being outshot, 12-1, when Simmonds took on Thorburn. The fight seemed to get them going. Moments later, Schenn stuffed in a rebound to tie it, 1-1.
"I think maybe that spark by Simmonds, that always gets guys going," Schenn said.
NOTES: Scott Hartnell, who led Philadelphia with 37 goals last year, had missed the last 16 games because of a broken left foot. ... Evander Kane extended his streak to six games with at least a point. ... Olli Jokinen's goal ended a nine-game pointless drought. ... After the Jets took 12 of the game's first 13 shots, the Flyers finished the first period with 15 straight shots. ... The Jets have two games left in a five-game trip. ... The Flyers are two games into a five-game homestand. ... Wayne Simmonds has been involved in fights in three of Philadelphia's last four games. ... Each team was penalized for having too many men on the ice a minute apart in the second period.