Philadelphia Flyers' Scoring Not An Issue Despite Key Missing Piece

By Steven Smith
Vinny Lecavalier
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It’s no secret that the overall offense of the Philadelphia Flyers has been shaky this season, but as far as the scoring is concerned that’s not an issue.  The Flyers continue to light up the lamp despite losing a key asset of their offensive arsenal.

Vincent Lecavalier hasn’t played in a game since the end of November.  Since his last game the Flyers have played nine games without him and have posted a mediocre 4-5 record, but don’t let the numbers fool you.  Philadelphia has been averaging three goals per game without No. 40 on the ice.  The orange and black have also hit the twine at least four times in five of those nine contests.  Lecavalier is a huge part of the scoring strategy, but lately the Flyers have been able to find help from other players, especially in the last five games.

Jakub Voracek has been able to find the back of the net five times in the last five games, and Claude Giroux is right behind him with four.  Mark Streit has also gotten in on some of the scoring action with two goals of his own in the last five games.  The Flyers are getting help from all over.  Some help is coming from the obvious and some is coming from the most unlikely of places.

The bottom line is that Philadelphia looks like a team that means business, and when Lecavalier comes back they’re really going to be hard to stop.

Lecavalier is set to return at some point in early January, but when it comes to back injuries you can never be too sure.  Either way, the Flyers’ scoring continues to thrive.  Look for them to bring another onslaught of goals tonight when they play against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Steven Smith is a Philadelphia Flyers Writer for  Follow him on Twitter and like him on Facebook.

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