WASHINGTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are on a bit of a roll in their uphill fight for a playoff berth.
Their latest win, though, was tempered by an injury to their goalie.
Wayne Simmonds scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, and the Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 Sunday despite losing starting goalie Steve Mason.
Mason, who stopped all eight shots he faced, left the ice at 11:18 of the second period and had to be helped to the locker room due to a lower-body injury.
"He won't be coming to Montreal, so I guess it's that serious," Flyers GM Ron Hextall said when asked about the seriousness of Mason's injury.