The Philadelphia Flyers have a nice winning streak going, and they can thank less-than-usual suspects.
(Although Steve Mason did grab a 20-save shutout in Philly’s 4-0 win against the New York Islanders.)
Brayden Schenn stood out in Tuesday’s 4-3 win against Montreal with a one-goal, two assist performance. Philadelphia beat Minnesota 4-3 in overtime in large part thanks to Michael Del Zotto‘s two goals.
That pattern carried over this afternoon, when Matt Read responded to a recent benching with a goal and two assists.
This represents the sort of explosive performance that hasn’t been seen from Read in some time.
As much as this recent run is about guys producing more points than expected, one player might just be blossoming rather than merely riding a hot streak.
Sean Couturier generated a goal and an assist, furthering the argument that he might be more than just a lock-down guy.
As this moment, the Flyers find themselves two points out of the East’s final wild card spot, and it’s a jumbled “bubble” group right now. Still, they have a more-than-decent shot as of early 2016.