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''Our goaltending was good and we scored timely goals,'' Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said.
''We missed out on a bunch of really good chances and left some offense on the table, but you have to give them some credit for that,'' Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice said. ''They deserved to win based on their compete level.''
Couturier got Philadelphia on the board 9:13 in when he capitalized on a Winnipeg turnover and beat
Raffl doubled the lead just over a half-minute later with his third of the season after a stellar play by
''Just an extra effort play,'' Hakstol said of the assist. ''Those are things you have to have. It was a great play. Does that give the bench a shot in the arm? Absolutely.''
''Mason made some good saves at key times,'' Hakstol said.
Hellebuyck stopped 17 shots.
Mason was strong early in the third period when he came up with point-blank stops on
''They're big saves and we needed it,'' Mason said. ''That was a hard-working game, start to finish.''
The Philadelphia goalie rebounded from Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Ottawa in which he let in the tying goal with 1:59 left in regulation and then refused to address the media afterward.
Winnipeg outscored the Flyers 2-1 in the second period to pull to 3-2 entering the third.
Byfuglien netted his first goal of the season, beating Mason from the short side just under seven minutes into the second. Philadelphia went back up 3-1 with 7:02 remaining on Streit's one-timer from the point that ricocheted off Hellebuyck's glove.
Wheeler brought the Jets back within a goal by finishing a pretty tic-tac-toe passing display with Ehlers and Scheifele.
Simmonds scored 5:46 into the third period to give Philadelphia a 4-2 lead.
Rookie Patrick Laine didn't register a point after coming in leading all players with 12 goals and all rookies with 17 points.
Manning scored into the empty net with 48.6 seconds to go.
The Flyers won despite getting outshot 32-22. Philadelphia entered leading the NHL in shots and shots per game.
''You don't get points for outshooting teams,'' Hakstol said.
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Jets: At Boston on Saturday night.
Flyers: Host Tampa Bay on Saturday.