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Schenn Scores Twice In Flyers Win Over Penguins

Things are starting to look up in Flyers land.

Brayden Schenn scored twice and Ray Emery was a rock in net as the Flyers won their third straight, beating the Penguins, 2-1, Wednesday night. It's their first official winning streak of the season as they improve to 7-10-1.

Things looked shakey for the Flyers in the first period as they were out-shot 16-8. Pittsburgh came out firing in the opening minute of play and seemingly took a 1-0 lead.

A mad dash in front of Emery resulting from a defensive breakdown by Braydon Coburn resulted in a Chris Kunitz goal. The referees immediately turned to Toronto for help, which determined that Kunitz kicked the puck into the net, negating the opening tally.

(Photo: Ray Emery makes a save on Pittsburgh's Matt D'Agostini. Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Mason Shuts Out Senators

The Flyers put together their best all-around effort, shutting out Ottawa and erupting offensively in a 5-0 win Tuesday night.

Steve Mason stopped 24 shuts for his first career shutout as a Flyer. In his 20 starts for the Flyers, Mason has yet to let up more than three goals in a game.

Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux each had impressive games for the Flyers. Their line, which also consists of Scott Hartnell, was as dominant as expected of a first line.

Downie Taken Away In Stretcher; Lecavalier Has Facial Injuries

The Flyers lost more than a 7-0 game to the Capitals on Friday and the results are scary.

Steve Downie was diagnosed with a concussion and was taken away in an ambulance after the game, and Vincent Lecavalier has facial injuries after a third period fight. Both players will not play Saturday against the Devils.

(Photo: Steve Downie is escorted off the ice after his second period fight. He was taken away in a stretcher after suffering a concussion. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gameday Vs. Washington: Flyers Face Ovechkin-less Capitals

The Philadelphia Flyers play host to the Washington Capitals tonight. The Capitals will be without their captain, Alex Ovechkin. Is this the break the Flyers needed?

Flyers Acquire Steve Downie in Trade with Avalanche

Confirmed reports claim that the Philadelphia Flyers have traded Max Talbot to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for their own first round draft pick in 2005, Steve Downie.

Downie was originally shipped out of town with Steve Eminger in exchange for Lightning defenseman Matt Carle. Carle finds himself back where he was before this deal in 09, in Tampa Bay, in some sort of strange, full-circle kind of sense.

Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America)

On a Team Looking for Consistent Energy, Zac Rinaldo Is Supplying It

It has been very apparent that the Flyers have struggled to get a consistent effort from any of their forwards this season.

Top players like Danny Briere and Claude Giroux have struggled, young players like Tye McGinn have been taken in and out of the lineup, and enforcers like Tom Sestito have made lineup changes even more interesting. It’s tough to think of a player that has provided a consistent effort while performing his specific role.

When you get down to it, Zac Rinaldo may very well be your guy.

(Pictured: Zac Rinaldo reacts after scoring in the third period on Monday. AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

For One Night, Tom Sestito Sheds His Goon Role

Maybe there is something Peter Laviolette knew that no one else possibly could.

Two years without any goals? No problem. A reputation of being a goon that can’t do anything else? Players can change.

Brought to Philly in a controversial trade that no one agreed with? You have to work with the players you have.

Laviolette has been scrutinized every time he has worked Tom Sestito in the lineup. He is a player that Flyers fans usually love to hate. His reputation is terrible, and he has never given people a reason to think otherwise about him.

But with the injury to Wayne Simmonds, Sestito was placed into the lineup again. And as cliché as it is, it was a reason for him to prove himself.

(Pictured: Tom Sestito scores the first of two goals in the second period. AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Failure to Develop a Blue Line May Have Cost the Flyers JvR

Saturday night against Carolina, the Flyers dressed Kimmo Timonen, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn, Nicklas Grossmann, Kurtis Foster, and Bruno Gervais as their defense.

All six shared one thing in common -- not a single one of them were drafted by the Flyers.

In fact, the Flyers have a consistent issue with things like that. Since the lost season of 2004-05, the Flyers have not gotten more than 150 games played from a defensemen they drafted and only one home grown defensemen has played more than 200 games in a Flyers uniform since that time, Randy Jones, an undrafted defender.

(Pictured: Braydon Coburn and Kimmo Timonen. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)