Numerous Philadelphia Flyers On Pace For Career-High Numbers

By Steven Smith
Voracek Simmonds
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After a historically bad start where it seemed as if the Philadelphia Flyers had the vaguest idea as to what scoring a goal was, let alone what it meant, the boys from Broad Street have done a complete 180. Averaging a lousy 1.8 goals per game for the month of October, Philly has climbed its way to the top of the scoring department, averaging three or more goals per game in each of the last three months. If you think they’re slowing down anytime soon, you’re crazy. In the past two seasons, Philly has averaged three or more goals per game for the final two months of play. Last season, a season in which they failed to make the playoffs, ironically the team had their best average at 3.3 goals per game.

Though the scoring effort is looked at on a team basis, a few players have been rewarded individually. We’ve already seen two offensive youngsters set career-highs in points, and two key veterans are on pace to do the same.

Coming into this season, Brayden Schenn‘s career-high in points was 26.  In 59 games played this season, he’s racked up 32 and is on pace to finish the season with 44. Sean Couturier has also set a new career-high in points with 28 and is on pace to finish with 38.

Fan favorite Wayne Simmonds came into the season with 49 points set as his career-best. In 59 games this season, he’s tallied 42 and is one pace to finish with 58. Jakub Voracek is another guy who is on pace to break a personal best. He came into this season setting the bar at 50 points, and he’s on pace to score 55.

Perhaps the scariest part of all of this is that all four of these players are 25-years-old or younger and they’re only going to get better. You can bet your bottom dollar that it’s going to be a fun final two months for these players and Flyers fans.

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