Imagine what would happen if Couturier had a chance to center Simmonds and Read on the third line.
In the last five games, the Flyers have scored a total of 13 goals. In that span, Couturier, Read and Simmonds have scored seven, which makes up over half of the production. In total, the group has a combined 15 points in their last five games.
There is much discussion about how Couturier deserves more minutes. A move to the third line would allow for that. Not to mention that he and Read are starting to develop a chemistry of their own when paired on the penalty kill.
With so much emphasis placed on the production of the first line, it often gets lost at how talented the Flyers subsequent lines are. Although the first line will most likely continue to be the team’s most productive line, it doesn’t mean that the other lines won’t sprinkle in production when need to be.
After losing for the first time in the month of December, the injury-depleted Philadelphia Flyers (20-8-3) will kick-off a five game road trip tonight in Denver when they face the Colorado Avalanche (15-17-1) in their only meeting of the season.
The Flyers had their seven game unbeaten streak come to a screeching halt Saturday afternoon (6-0) by the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins.
Tonight they will try to stay unbeaten on the road in December, and will do so with yet another new young player in the line-up.
Flyers top prospect Brayden Schenn has been activated from the LTIR and sent to the Phantoms. Also inside, forward Harry Zolnierczyk is back with the Flyers and defenseman Kevin Marshall is sent back to Adirondack.
Tonight the Philadelphia Flyers face-off against the visiting St. Louis Blues at 7:00pm EST. You can see the game on CSN-PH in Philly and FS-MW in the St.Louis area. Will the Flyers shake up their lines tonight ?
Tonight the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals meet at the Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m. Will tonight be the night one of these teams suffer their first regulation loss of the season ? You can see it happen on NHLN-US, CSN-DC, CSN-Philly.