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Flyers Break Shootout Win Drought, Take Down Panthers 3-2

The Flyers have finally broken the shootout victory drought.

In a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night, Sergei Bobrovsky didn’t allow the opposing team a goal in the shootout, and Claude Giroux scored the winner on his team’s second attempt.

It was the fourth game this season, and the second in a row, where the outcome of a Flyers game was decided in the shootout.

As he has in so many games this season, Sergei Bobrovsky came up big in this one.

Schenn Takes Advantage of Opportunity

Due to the unfortunate injury to right-winger Jaromir Jagr, rookie Brayden Schenn is getting the chance to play on the top line alongside Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell.

Although he has struggled with injuries and consistent play this season, Coach Peter Laviolette had the confidence in Schenn to gave him the opportunity to play on the team’s top line. He doesn't usually play on the wing, but he fit in quite nicely at the position.

Saturday's game against the Devils was his first chance to play on the line. It was the perfect circumstance for the 20-year-old to catch a break and finally get his game going.

In a time where the Flyers' top right-winger got hurt in the early stages, Schenn stepped up and did what he had to do for the remainder of the game. He met Laviolette’s expectations and played just how the coach hoped he would.

After the 4-1 victory, it was reported that Jagr would be out indefinitely. There wasn't any doubt as to who would play on that line in place of him. Schenn would continue to fill the role as best he could. A good test for the kid, as the next opponents would be the physical Boston Bruins.

Couturier, Read and Simmonds Belong Together

Imagine what would happen if Couturier had a chance to center Simmonds and Read on the third line.

In the last five games, the Flyers have scored a total of 13 goals. In that span, Couturier, Read and Simmonds have scored seven, which makes up over half of the production. In total, the group has a combined 15 points in their last five games.

There is much discussion about how Couturier deserves more minutes. A move to the third line would allow for that. Not to mention that he and Read are starting to develop a chemistry of their own when paired on the penalty kill.

Secondary Scoring Supports Flyers

With so much emphasis placed on the production of the first line, it often gets lost at how talented the Flyers subsequent lines are. Although the first line will most likely continue to be the team’s most productive line, it doesn’t mean that the other lines won’t sprinkle in production when need to be.

Schenn-sational

Waiting is the hardest part.

After only nine career NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings over a two-year period, Brayden Schenn quickly became familiar with the phrase.

Following an offseason trade to the Philadelphia Flyers, a team that was a perfect fit for the 20-year old center man to play right away, it seemed as though Schenn finally had his shot.

Unfortunately, this was not the case.

Powered By The Youngsters, Flyers Defeat Hurricanes 2-1

The Flyers were able to present coach Peter Laviolette his 100th victory with the team on Tuesday night, powered by the stellar play of their rookies and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.

The team held off the Carolina Hurricanes in a 2-1 win, effectively winning the season series three games to one.

Bobrovsky continued his strong play and came up huge in this one, making 33 saves on 34 shots and bailing his team out of some dangerous situations when there were defensive breakdowns around the net.

Bobrovsky flourished late in the third period, when the Hurricanes had numerous chances to tie it up thanks to a struggling Flyers’ defense.

Flyers Aim To Extend Road Win Streak To Six

After losing for the first time in the month of December, the injury-depleted Philadelphia Flyers (20-8-3) will kick-off a five game road trip tonight in Denver when they face the Colorado Avalanche (15-17-1) in their only meeting of the season.

The Flyers had their seven game unbeaten streak come to a screeching halt Saturday afternoon (6-0) by the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins.

Tonight they will try to stay unbeaten on the road in December, and will do so with yet another new young player in the line-up.

A Look At The ‘New Guys’: The Returns from Richards

The second installment of Kim Pollock's look at the new guys.

In this piece, Pollock focuses on Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn, both acquired from Los Angeles in the Mike Richards trade.

Schenn activated from LTIR; Sent to AHL

Flyers top prospect Brayden Schenn has been activated from the LTIR and sent to the Phantoms. Also inside, forward Harry Zolnierczyk is back with the Flyers and defenseman Kevin Marshall is sent back to Adirondack.

Schenn breaks foot; Out 4-6 weeks

Flyers center Brayden Schenn goes down with a broken foot and will be out 4-6 weeks. He joins defenseman Chris Pronger in the Flyers recent wave of injuries.