Flyers Notes: Voracek coming on strong

Flyers Notes: Voracek coming on strong
February 13, 2013, 9:00 am
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Jakub Voracek has seven points in his last six games. (USA Today Images)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Jakub Voracek had a talk with Brayden Schenn before the game.

“We talk a lot before the game,” Voracek said. “We get the chemistry going. We know when our players are in the offensive zone, it’s a big advantage.

“With Brayden and [Tye] McGinn, they’re both big bodies. A couple goals went in today.”

He set up both Schenn and McGinn in Tuesday’s win (see game recap).

Voracek had two assists. He now has two goals and five assists for seven points in his last six games.

Bryzgalov solid
Fans poked fun of him again, chanting his name. But Ilya Bryzgalov was huge with 24 saves in the win.

“Everybody played hard tonight and we won,” he said. “If you want to have success in this league, besides your home games, you need to win on the road, too."

New lines
With Sean Couturier back home recovering from the flu and Harry Zolnierczyk getting called up from the Phantoms, coach Peter Laviolette changed up all four lines.

Danny Briere got bounced off Claude Giroux’s line with Wayne Simmonds and was replaced by Matt Read.

Briere centered Ruslan Fedotenko and Mike Knuble.

McGinn replaced Read on Schenn’s line with Voracek.

Max Talbot centered Harry Z and Zac Rinaldo.

Loose pucks
McGinn and Jets defenseman Mark Stuart had a pretty good fight to start the second period with the former landing a few right crosses to put Stuart on the ice. McGinn is 2-0 in fights this season. … The Flyers will return home on Wednesday morning, practice in Voorhees on Thursday, then leave for their Friday game in New Jersey late Thursday afternoon. … The Flyers are 2-for-33 on the power play (six percent) in their seven regulation losses this season and are 8-for-26 (30.8 percent) in the seven games in which they’ve earned points (six wins, one SOL).

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