Brayden Schenn bails out Luke Schenn in win


Brayden Schenn bails out Luke Schenn in win

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- When Brayden Schenn scored the goal that snapped his 16-game goalless drought Monday night, his brother Luke might have been more relieved than he was.

Luke Schenn, technically, scored the Canucks’ third-period go-ahead goal, as the rebound of Daniel Sedin’s shot deflected off him and past goalie Steve Mason. But it was his brother who scored with 47 seconds left in regulation to tie the game and push the Flyers to an eventual 4-3 shootout victory (see game story).

“He said, ‘Thanks for bailing me out,’” Brayden Schenn said. “He said, ‘I got one and you got one.’ It feels good to get a game-tyer.”

Brayden started this season rather strong, at one point leading the Flyers in points. Since then, he’s cooled off significantly. He’s had a rough stretch that included a scary hit from Capitals forward Tom Wilson.

On Monday, though, he was able to come through for his teammates and his brother.

“They always have their backs, and tonight they proved it,” Claude Giroux said. “It’s good for Brayden to get that goal. He was telling me before the game how it just won’t go in for him. He did what he does best, he went to the net and the puck was right there. Looks like an easy goal, but you’ve got to go to the net to get those goals.”

All along, Schenn approached his goalless drought with a maturity beyond his 22 years. He knew he was doing the right things, that it was only a matter of time before he’d finally get one.

Scoring his first goal since Nov. 23, though, was a big relief.

“It feels good,” Schenn said. “Long overdue. Monkey off the back. Obviously a weight lifted off your shoulders when you don’t score and however many games it was, you tend to think out there a little more than normal and hopefully I can keep it going.”

Mason, it should be noted, didn’t criticize Luke Schenn for Sedin’s goal. But he said it was nice to see one Schenn come through for the other.

“A little brotherly love there,” Mason said. “Luke’s just trying to get back to the net there, I was putting my rebound where I wanted to, and it was just an unfortunate bounce. Things like that happen. It’s unfortunate that it put us in that position, but we were able to come out of it, so that’s good.”

Loose pucks
The Flyers allowed a season-high 44 shots in their win in Vancouver. ... Michael Raffl registered two assists two days after scoring the shootout winner in Edmonton. ... Mason has won five starts in a row and has gone eight consecutive starts without a regulation loss.

Flyers tickets cheapest on resale market since at least 2010

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Flyers tickets cheapest on resale market since at least 2010

After skating to their best record in four years, the Philadelphia Flyers quelled the notion that they would show the growing pains of a rebuilding franchise in 2016. A playoff berth in Dave Hakstol’s first year as head coach brought about the emergence of a new noisemaker in the crowded Metropolitan division, one that stretched the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Washington Capitals to six games in the Quarterfinals.

The Flyers will look to build on the success of last season by relying more on budding players Shane Gostisbehere and Ivan Provanov while veterans Claude Giroux, Mark Streit and Boyd Gordon all look to lead the team back to another postseason. And while excitement continues to build in Philadelphia, fans can find comfort in the fact that Flyers tickets on the secondary market are the least expensive they’ve been this decade.

On TicketIQ, a leading online aggregator that pools both primary and secondary market listings to give consumers the most transparent buying experience, Flyers tickets are averaging $108.32 across all 41 home games at Wells Fargo Center this season. That marks a 12.4 percent drop from the $123.64 average at the beginning of last season. It is the cheapest home average the Flyers have posted since 2010, when TicketIQ began tracking resale ticket data.

While Thursday’s home opener served as one of the NHL’s most expensive games this week, a March 15 matchup with the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will be the most expensive Flyers home game this season. That game currently owns a $183.16 average, 69 percent over the season average, and the cheapest available tickets are priced for $73 each. Other top-priced games at Wells Fargo Center this season include January 4 against the New York Rangers ($163.62 avg./$57 get-in) and October 29 against the Penguins ($156.36 avg./$90 get-in).

For those looking for tickets to the cheapest Flyers games this season, an October 27 matchup with the Arizona Coyotes is the least expensive home game to attend. Tickets are averaging just $63.50, 41 percent below season average, and the get-in price is $16. Back-to-back games against the Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets on November 15 and 17 follow, with tickets starting from just $20 each at both contests.

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Dale Weise suspended 3 games for illegal check to head of Ducks' Korbinian Holzer

Dale Weise suspended 3 games for illegal check to head of Ducks' Korbinian Holzer

Another Flyers player has been suspended by the NHL Department of Player Safety.

This time, it's right winger Dale Weise, who on Friday was banned three games for an illegal check to the head of Ducks defenseman Korbinian Holzer during the Flyers' 3-2 home-opening loss Thursday night.

As Holzer was attempting to chip the puck out of his own zone in the second period, Weise lowered his right shoulder and made a high hit to the blueliner.

The NHL Department of Player Safety explained that Weise made the head the main point of contact on a hit where such head contact was avoidable and unnecessary. Weise is a repeat offender, as he lost three preseason games for a hit while playing with the Canucks ahead of the 2013-14 regular season.

With Weise's suspension, rookie Roman Lyubimov, the Flyers' lone remaining healthy scratch, will enter the lineup.

The Flyers have been suspended an NHL-most 12 games. Forward Brayden Schenn served a three-game suspension to start the season for a hit in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, while defenseman Radko Gudas is currrently serving a six-gamer for a check during the preseason.

Weise, who the Flyers signed in the offseason to a four-year, $9.4 million deal, has not registered a point in four games playing on the team's third line.