Danny Briere, Wayne Simmonds and Scott Hartnell each scored to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.

Penguins star Sidney Crosby missed the first of two games as a precaution following a collision with teammate Chris Kunitz in Monday night's loss to Boston. Doctors told Crosby there was no indication he suffered another concussion. The 24-year-old Crosby suffered from concussion-like symptoms that sidelined him for more than 10 months this year. He could skate on Friday.

The Penguins could have used him. James Neal and Evgeni Malkin scored for Pittsburgh.

The Flyers built a 3-0 lead and held on a night after they rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat Buffalo in overtime.

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