Sports

Flyers score 4 goals in 3rd period to end 13-game winless streak vs. Sharks with 5-2 victory

  • San Jose Sharks' Antti Niemi, front, falls back in front of Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Downie during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

    San Jose Sharks' Antti Niemi, front, falls back in front of Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Downie during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, right, smiles after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. At left is Flyers' Jacub Voracek. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, right, smiles after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. At left is Flyers' Jacub Voracek. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, celebrates with teammates, from left, Jakub Voracek, Claude Giroux (28) and Mark Streit (32) after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, celebrates with teammates, from left, Jakub Voracek, Claude Giroux (28) and Mark Streit (32) after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)  (The Associated Press)

Matt Read, Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux scored in a span of 2:45 early in the third period to erase a one-goal deficit and lead the Philadelphia Flyers past San Jose 5-2 on Monday night for their first win over the Sharks since 2000.

Mark Streit and Jacob Voracek also scored and Steve Mason made 20 saves for the Flyers, who had 11 losses and two ties in the series since beating the Sharks on Dec. 21, 2000.

Sharks rookie Matt Nieto scored twice in the first period for his first career multigoal game, but that lead was erased in a flash early in the third period when Antti Niemi was sent to the bench as San Jose lost for the fourth time in five games.