WATCH: Wayne Simmond’s Gordie Howe Hat Trick

By Paul Armbruster • •

Former King and fan favorite Wayne Simmonds was one of a slew of ex-Kings players who had great games on the ice last night. This from

While Voracek was the offensive star of the game, Wayne Simmonds (two goals, an assist and a fight for the “Gordie Howe Hat Trick’’) was a close second.

It was Simmonds who charged up the Flyer bench in a two-act first period. The Flyers were down by that 2-0 score early, came back on a pair of goals — including the second one by Simmonds — and then got a further lift when Simmonds staged a classic donnybrook with Tanner Glass.

“You’re sure to see fireworks every time Pittsburgh and us meet,’’ Simmonds said. “You try to stay even-keeled. You never know what’s going to happen, it’s always up and down when we play Pittsburgh.”

Here’s his first goal:

Second goal:

Wayne Simmonds vs. Tanner Glass

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