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Fly-by: Flyers 4, Predators 1

Thursday, 02.2.2012 / 7:16 PM ET / News
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Fly-by: Flyers 4, Predators 1

   
               Laviolette 
  Read    Simmonds
SIMMER TIME!
Wayne Simmonds had a pretty good game in Nashville a few weeks back. It must be something about the Predators because he followed that up with a dominant performance tonight to turn the game in favor of the Flyers this time.

Simmonds now has four points, three goals and an assist, against the Preds but points to his linemates for the success tonight.

"I don't know, I guess I like playing against them," said Simmonds. "I've played well against them. Our line tonight did really well and the same goes for the last game as well."

Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette certainly likes the line, but also sees Simmonds' strong play coming through and producing results.

“His confidence seems to be growing," said Laviolette. "Right now he's a very difficult person to get the puck from. He hangs on to that puck and he's able to make plays. I think he's got a lot of confidence. He's playing extremely well for us right now.”

Wayne Simmonds recorded a career-high 10 shots tonight and posted his second two-goal game of the season, a feat he hadn't accomplished prior to joining the Flyers.

Brayden Schenn, who now has points in three straight games (2G-1A) after assist on Simmonds' first goal, agrees.

"Tonight I thought me, Simmer, and Reader generated some chances and I thought Simmer had a good night.”
Matt Read’s goal made this the 13th out of the team’s last 15 games in which a rookie has scored a goal, including 10 of the last 11.
 
Claude Giroux was 11-for-18 (61 percent) in the faceoff circle.  He has been 50 percent or better in 10 of his last 11 games.
 
Giroux’s two-point night pulls him within two points of Evgeni Malkin for the league lead in scoring.
 
The Flyers now have a power play goal in five consecutive games.  They are 8-for-20 (40 percent) in that span.  The unit is 16-for-66 (24.2 percent) in the last 17 games.
 
The Flyers outhit the Predators 30-19 on the night. Brayden Schenn led the Flyers with five hits.
Wayne Simmonds
Wayne Simmonds takes tonight's first star with his two-goal effort.

Simmonds kicked things off for the Flyers by making a great play in the slot, shielding the defender, spinning around and getting off a shot that got past the screened Anders Lindback to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead.

The goal was his 14th of the season, which tied his output of all last year. He would break that mark just two periods later when he gave the Flyers that extra cushion of a lead by recording a power-play goal with under five minutes left to play in regulation.

"We had a good cycle shift going.  Schenner threw the puck down to me and I just stepped to the middle and looked at the net. Reno (Rinaldo) had the goalie screened so I just turned and tried to fire the puck and hoped that it would go in.  The goalie didn't see a thing.  Reno did a great job."
-Wayne Simmonds

"It was going back-and-forth. I like the way that we played the game, it seemed like we had lots of chances to score, yet the game was tight. So they get one and come back after that. I thought was really important for us."
- Peter Laviolette
Tonight's turning point came on an important penalty kill just past the midway point of the third period.

The Predators had hung around and even got to within one goal off a very pretty play by rookie Craig Smith to pinching defenseman Ryan Suter.

Minutes later the Flyers would find themselves on the penalty kill and a strong possibility that the game would soon be tied. After all, the Predators were just coming off a game in which they scored four unanswered goals in the third period to earn a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Flyers wouldn't let that happen tonight. They killed off the penalty, earned a power-play of their own and put the game to bed with a goal from Wayne Simmonds.
PIC OF THE NIGHT: Net cam view of Wayne Simmonds scoring his second goal of the night.  

Flyers 4, Predators 1
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Wayne Simmonds is outplaying the former captain traded away for him.

Simmonds scored two goals, Matt Read and Claude Giroux also had goals, and the Philadelphia Flyers snapped Nashville's five-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory over the Predators on Thursday night.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 51 16 28 -6 44
J. Voracek 51 8 34 -1 42
W. Simmonds 51 18 16 -6 34
B. Schenn 49 14 15 -1 29
S. Gostisbehere 33 9 18 4 27
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 50 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 51 4 10 -6 14
M. Del Zotto 49 4 9 -9 13
M. Raffl 51 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .916 2.69
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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