So it was a tough to make a decision on who the player of the week was this week, and I didn’t want to name Jakub Voracek again, but … it’s Voracek.
Though Wayne Simmonds did a few good things in the last four games, and Brayden Schenn was good in Sunday’s game, Voracek came out on top, yet again, after looking at the overall picture of last week’s games.
I know I’ve said this before, but I really did not expect Voracek to break out and continue to hold the Flyers’ offense together like this. He was a decent player last season, but he continues to try to help the Flyers out of their rut, even though they do continue to struggle.
Despite a loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday, Voracek was at the helm of the goals by scoring one and assisting Simmonds on his own. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to pull the Flyers out of the loss. He was also a huge contributor in the Flyers game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, as he scored two of the four goals in that game.
Again, the Flyers let that lead drop, but the first period showed us some sweet moves from Voracek yet again.
He has played the most games in the league (27), and is a pretty disciplined player, having only logged six PIMS in those games. He’s eighth in the league with 29 points, and he has 12 goals, seven of which were on power plays, making him the third in the league for PP goals. Voracek also knows when to be a team player, and he’s tied with Claude Giroux by leading with 17 assists.
If someone else doesn’t really step it up this week, Voracek might be getting another nod next week, especially if he continues to come out and play like he has been. All his power just might be in that epic beard of his.
Let’s go Flyers! Deanna Vasso is a Flyers writer for rantsports.com, you can follow her on Twitter @Dmvasso.