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Wayne Simmons scores in regulation and in shootout, Flyers top Predators 3-2

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds celebrates after scoring a goal during a shootout in an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds celebrates after scoring a goal during a shootout in an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Ryan White, right, and Mark Streit, of Switzerland, celebrate after White's goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Ryan White, right, and Mark Streit, of Switzerland, celebrate after White's goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne, of Finland, squirts himself with water before the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne, of Finland, squirts himself with water before the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

Wayne Simmonds had a goal in regulation and the shootout to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

Ryan White also scored in regulation for Philadelphia, which improved to 3-7 in shootouts this season.

Colin Wilson and Craig Smith scored in regulation for league-leading Nashville, which lost consecutive games for the first time this season.

Jakub Voracek opened the shootout by beating Pekka Rinne with a backhander. After Rob Zepp stopped Matt Cullen, Simmonds beat Rinne through the legs, then Zepp clinched the win by denying Craig Smith.

Nashville dropped to 5-5 in shootouts.