NHL Metropolitan Division Power Rankings: Capitals Are Elite

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NHL Metropolitan Division Power Rankings: #4- Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers have been a bit of a surprise this season. They weren’t expected to be a playoff team, but if the regular season ended right now, they would be a playoff team with a 4-2-1 record. A large part of that is due to their stellar goaltending. Michal Neuvirth and Steve Mason have both been excellent between the pipes. 

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The Flyers have gotten offense from forward Wayne Simmonds and defenseman Mark Streit. They are tied for the team lead in points with five. They have only scored 15 goals. They haven’t gotten much offense out of their two best players. Forwards Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek have a combined seven points. If the Flyers want to make the playoffs, they have to get going because they rely heavily on those two guys.

Their defense has been better than expected. Streit and first-year defenseman Evgeny Medvedev have led their blue line so far. Michael Del Zotto has mostly been a disappointment with just one point in seven games. That’s not good for a guy like Del Zotto.

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Mason and Neuvirth have been phenomenal in net for the Flyers. They’ll likely have to keep on being phenomenal for the Flyers to make the playoffs. A lot of things have gone right for the Flyers so far. They’ll need those things to continue to go right and get more production from their forwards in order to make a return to the playoffs.

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