Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds Is A Master Of The Power Play

By Steven Smith
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Where there’s a Wayne, there’s a way. Wait a second, that’s not how the saying goes. Well, for the Philadelphia Flyers, they could argue that’s how it should be. Wayne Simmonds has been nothing short of incredible this season for the orange and black, and more so on the power play than anything else.

The Flyers cemented another win when they took care of business against the New York Rangers yesterday at the Wells Fargo Center. Simmonds’ power play goal proved to be the one that would be enough in the 4-2 win over the Metropolitan Division foes and there was no better way to celebrate it than on the power play.

Not only was it Simmonds’ 19th goal on the season, it was his 10th power play goal on the season. When Simmonds finds his team with a man advantage, he knows how to attack. He’s tied for fourth in the league with those 10 power play goals. He’s been so sharp on the power play that he is responsible for 23 percent of the Flyers’ 43 power play goals. Considering the number of other players on the squad, that’s a pretty impressive feat. The power play is something Philly has thrived on all season long and as long as Simmonds continues to play the way he is, there is absolutely no reason why they shouldn’t continue to do so.

Two seasons ago, Simmonds put up 11 power play goals on the year, but it’s likely that he will break that record this season. That number is the highest for one season in his career.

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

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