Perfect 10: Flyers keep remarkable run going by edging Avalanche

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It wasn’t easy, but should it be easy to win 10 games in a row? The Philadelphia Flyers did exactly that after holding on against the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Fittingly, Steve Mason stayed hot with his rising team, winning his eighth straight game.

The Flyers needed Mason late in the game, too, at least after Brayden Schenn scored their second goal of the third period to make it 4-2. Matt Duchene beat Mason for his second tally of the contest and the Avs generated a 14-4 shots on goal advantage in the final frame, but the resurgent goalie stood tall.

Philly is the hottest team in the NHL, yet to an extent, they’re also being forced to do so to stay in the thick of the Metropolitan Division race.

Penguins after beating the Bruins today: 43 points in 30 games
Rangers: 41 points in 31 GP
Flyers: 41 points in 32 GP
Blue Jackets: 40 points in 27 GP
Capitals: 39 points in 28 GP

When will that stop being ridiculous?

Speaking of unusual things, the game had a little of everything, as Jakub Voracek fought Gabriel Landeskog in another unexpected bout:

Yes, the Flyers were the favorites against the ailing Avs tonight, but this didn’t come without some tension. Perhaps it was even better that way, as it’s clear that there’s a lot of confidence in Philly right now.