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Philadelphia Flyers' Mattt Read, center, celebrates his goal along with teammates Sean Couturier, left, and Claude Giroux  during the second period of an NHL hockey game against against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Philadelphia Flyers' Mattt Read, center, celebrates his goal along with teammates Sean Couturier, left, and Claude Giroux during the second period of an NHL hockey game against against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

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