Plenty Of Scoring To Go Around For Philadelphia Flyers

By Steven Smith
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For the first month of this season, it honestly looked as if the Philadelphia Flyers had no idea what scoring a goal was let alone how to score one.  Since then, however, Philadelphia’s scoring attack has been surging with a fury of  big multi-goal games.  Flyers’ captain Claude Giroux may be the one wearing the “C” on his shoulder,  but there are plenty of other players on the Philadelphia roster that could give him a run for his money.  In fact, Wayne Simmonds is actually leading the Flyers in goals with 14, but the depth of scoring talent soars beyond just those two players.

Six players on the Flyers have scored at least 10 goals this season.  Only two more teams in the Eastern Conference and six more teams in all the NHL can say the same thing.  Besides Giroux and Simmonds, Matt Read, Brayden Schenn, Scott Hartnell and Jakub Voracek have hit the back of the net more than nine times.

Speaking of nine, Vincent Lecavalier is the next closest Flyer to hitting the 10-goal mark.  Keep in mind he’s only played in 31 games this season, so if it wasn’t for an injury, Philadelphia could have been the first to have seven players with 10-plus goals.

Goals for the Flyers haven’t been easy or pretty at times, but what matters the most is that they are finally scoring. And boy are they doing so in impressive fashion.  One thing is for sure; the orange and black are playing their most exciting hockey this season, and who knows if they have even reached peak yet.

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