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Provorov scores 2, prevents 1 as Flyers beat Blackhawks 3-1

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov, left, and Andrew MacDonald celebrate after Provorov's goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 3-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov, left, and Andrew MacDonald celebrate after Provorov's goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 3-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason blocks a shot during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 3-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason blocks a shot during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 3-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds (17) collides with Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa (81) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds (17) collides with Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa (81) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

Rookie defenseman Ivan Provorov scored two goals and prevented another to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Saturday.

Provorov, 19, scored 31 seconds apart early in the second period to give the Flyers their fourth straight win. Brayden Schenn also scored and Steve Mason stopped 26 shots.

Artemi Panarin scored his ninth of the season for the Blackhawks, who lost in regulation for the first time in five games, snapping a 3-0-1 streak.

The Flyers' biggest save of the night might have come from Provorov, who swatted a bouncing puck out of the goal crease with 3:22 remaining in the second period to preserve a two-goal lead.

Chicago backup goalie Scott Darling, pressed into action after projected starter Corey Crawford underwent an emergency appendectomy, finished with 27 saves.