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Flyers overcome Hets 3-2 for just their second road win of NHL season

Philadelphia Flyers' Jakub Voracek (93) is tripped up by Winnipeg Jets' Ron Hainsey (6) behind the Jets' goal during second period NHL hockey action at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 12, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan

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Philadelphia Flyers' Jakub Voracek (93) is tripped up by Winnipeg Jets' Ron Hainsey (6) behind the Jets' goal during second period NHL hockey action at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 12, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan

WINNIPEG - The Philadelphia Flyers shook off a loss in Toronto the night before to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 Tuesday night and win their second road game of the current NHL season.

Brayden Schenn, Kimmo Timonen and Tye McGinn scored for the Flyers (6-7-1), coming off a 5-2 loss in Toronto. Jakub Voracek had two assists.

Andrew Ladd scored both goals for the Jets (5-6-1), the last in the dying seconds. Winnipeg was coming off a 1-0 win in Ottawa on Saturday.

Ilya Bryzgalov was solid in net for the Flyers, who were outshot 26-23.

Al Montoya recorded his first loss as a starter for the Jets, with two wins including Saturday's 1-0 shutout, when he took over for a flu-stricken Ondrej Pavelec.

Pavelec replaced him in the third after what was reported as a lower-body injury for Montoya.

The Flyers took a 2-1 lead in the first, even though they were outshot 9-6 by the Jets.

Montoya didn't have much of a chance when Schenn redirected Voracek's pass right in front of the net, on Philadelphia's second shot of the game at 8:07.

Winnipeg tied it up at 14:12, when Blake Wheeler fed Ladd just in front of the Flyers net and he squeezed one past Bryzgalov's short side.

A late cross-checking penalty to defenceman Zach Redmond was costly, with Timonen slamming one down a clear path between the faceoff circles that Montoya wasn't fast enough to block.

There was no scoring in the second, although Winnipeg again outshot the Flyers 10-6 for the period. There was also a short scrap between Jets defenceman Mark Stuart and McGinn.

McGinn then redirected Vortacek's pass into Winnipeg's net at the 4:17 mark from just outside the crease.Ladd scored his final goal at 19:13 after the Jets pulled their goaltender.

The Jets went 0 for 4 on the power play.

This was Winnipeg's and Philadelphia's first meeting this season.

It was also the first game defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has played since the Jets visited Montreal. He got a massive cheer when his name was announced in the starting lineup.

Notes: The Jets went into the game with the most productive defence in the NHL at 34 points, led by top-scorer Tobias Enstrom with 13 points.

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