March Brings Good Tidings For Philadelphia Flyers' Jakub Voracek

By Steven Smith
Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

With ten days left until the Philadelphia Flyers resume NHL play against the San Jose Sharks, the Flyers’ players and staff are doing what they need to do to stay fresh once play starts again. When competition stopped, the Flyers saw themselves on a streak that is hard to come by. Not only did they win four straight games and five of their last six, they won back-to-back games against two of the league’s top six teams. It’s without question that the players are ready to get back on the ice as they were probably never ready to leave it. One player, however, is ready to get back and continue a tear he’s been on since the beginning of his career.

Jakub Voracek is perhaps the hottest player on the Flyers in the month of March. In 71 career games in the month of March, Voracek has tallied 47 points. The 20 goals he’s scored in the month of March marks the highest he’s scored in any other month in his career. The only month that Voracek has scored more points in is February, but considering that point total is only 49, he’ll likely see March take over that.

Over the course of his career, Voracek has averaged a goal every 3.5 games and a point every 1.5 games. Of the current Flyers who have played at least 70 games in March, only Vincent Lecavalier has a better pace in both categories.

So, it’s probably safe to say that Voracek will be a key guy going into next month. When times get clutch, so does Voracek. The poised play from the forward is definitely something Philadelphia will need. March will bring a total of 14 games to the Flyers, 11 of which are against teams currently in the playoff race.

Steven Smith is a Philadelphia Flyers writer for  Follow him on Twitter and “like” him on Facebook

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