Philipp Grubauer

Simmonds scores 2 goals, helps lift Flyers past Capitals 6-3

Wayne Simmonds and the Flyers are playing every game as if it's the postseason. It paid off this weekend.

Simmonds scored two goals to lift the Flyers past the Washington Capitals 6-3 on Sunday night, capping a four-point weekend and helping Philadelphia solidify its playoff position.

"We desperately needed the two points and we played like we needed it," Simmonds said.

Oskar Lindblom, Shayne Gostisbehere, Ivan Provorov and Jakub Voracek also had goals for Philadelphia (37-25-11, 85 points), which stayed in third place in the Metropolitan Division and moved within four points of the first-place Capitals (41-24-7, 89 points). The Flyers began play tied...