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Flyers beat Wild in advance of holiday road trip

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Wayne Simmonds tallied twice and Steve Mason stopped 26 shots as Philadelphia entered its holiday break with a 4-1 decision over Minnesota.

Claude Giroux and Luke Schenn also scored with Jakub Voracek chipping in a pair of assists for the Flyers, who are off until Friday when they kick off a predominantly western-flavored road trip in Edmonton.

Monday's hosts extended their home winning streak to nine for the first time since doing so from Oct. 7-Nov. 12, 2005.

Mikael Granlund lit the lamp and Niklas Backstrom halted 27 pucks for the Wild, who stumbled to their third straight loss and fifth in seven thanks to the loss of Zach Parise -- a late scratch with a lower-body injury.

12/23 22:07:24 ET