NHL

Simmonds, Voracek lift Flyers to shootout win over Capitals

  • Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby, left, blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers' Chris VandeVelde during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby, left, blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers' Chris VandeVelde during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Michael Raffl, left, reacts past Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin after Raffl's goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Michael Raffl, left, reacts past Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin after Raffl's goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Taylor Leier (58) and Brandon Manning (23) collide with Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson (43) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Taylor Leier (58) and Brandon Manning (23) collide with Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson (43) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds scored in the shootout, Steve Mason made 36 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux scored in regulation for Philadelphia, which snapped a two-game skid that followed a 10-game winning streak.

Andre Burakovsky and Lars Eller scored in regulation for Washington.

T.J. Oshie converted in the shootout for the Capitals, but Voracek, Philadelphia's third shooter, beat Braden Holtby to tie it at 1. The tiebreaker went to sudden death when Nicklas Backstrom misfired on Washington's third attempt.

Simmonds put the Flyers ahead by beating Holtby with a forehand shot, and Mason stopped Justin Williams to end it.