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Flyers Continue Winning Ways; Defeat Senators 5-2

The Philadelphia Flyers just keep on rolling.

Behind another strong performance by Steve Mason and an offensive outburst, the Flyers were able to extend their point streak to five games and have now collected 12 of 16 possible points in their last eight games.

In fact, since the disastrous 7-0 loss at the hands of the Washington Capitals on Nov. 1, the Flyers have gone 5-1-2 and now sit just two points back from what would have them in playoff positioning.

(Photo: The Flyers celebrate Kimmo Timonen's first goal of the season, which proved to be the game-winner in the third period. Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Flyers Lose Late Lead; Drop In Shootout

The Flyers blew a lead late in the third period, only to lose in a shootout, 3-2, to the Jets on Friday.

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak in the process, but the Flyers have earned seven points in the last four games.

Steve Mason was fantastic in net for the Flyers, stopping 36 shots in an effort that didn't deserve a loss. In all 21 of his starts as a Flyer he has yet allow more than three goals.

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.

Gameday at Ottawa: Questions Will Be Answered On Road Trip

It's been the hot topic the last couple of days: Claude Giroux has finally scored a goal. The next question will be whether or not the struggling captain had awoken from his offensive slumber.

Giroux isn't the only one waking up. The Flyers scored four goals on Saturday, a feat they've only done twice this season. Can they keep it up during this three game road trip? Giroux and the Flyers will answer those question tonight in Ottawa.

Manny Malhotra's OT Winner Beats Flyers

In a game filled with little to keep fans interested, Manny Malhotra's overtime winner proved to be the difference in a 2-1 Carolina Hurricanes overtime win on Tuesday night.

Malhotra pounced on a Mark Streit turnover and danced in while fighting off a backchecking Sean Couturier, lifting a backhander past starter Steve Mason for the game winner.

"It can't happen," head coach Craig Berube said of the goal.

Emery's Actions Against Holtby Were Unacceptable

Often times, a well-placed fight can change the momentum in a game.

But when it's a 7-0 game, there is no momentum to change. And when it's one goalie senselessly beating on another goalie, it isn't well-placed at all.

That's exactly what happened between Ray Emery and Braden Holtby.

Just eight seconds after Joel Ward's hat trick put Washington up, 7-0, a line brawl ensued that began with Wayne Simmonds dropping the gloves with Tom Wilson.

While those two battled, Emery raced down the ice and challenged Holtby to drop the gloves. Unfortunately for Holtby, he never really dropped his gloves and Emery continually beat on him.

(Photo: Ray Emery "fights" Braden Holtby in the third period of Friday's 7-0 loss to Washington. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capitals Demolish Flyers

No Ovechkin? No problem.

The Washington Capitals, powered by a Joel Ward hat trick, rolled over the Philadelphia Flyers 7-0 in a seemingly effortless performance from the home team. Perhaps the most passion from the Flyers came in a third period line brawl, totaling 114 penalty minutes.

(Photo: Flyers and Capitals brawl in the third period. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gameday vs Anaheim: Flyers, Ducks Battle in Philly Tonight

The Flyers look to win their third straight game as they host one of the best teams in the Western Conference.

Despite Win Flyers Still Making Same Mistakes

The Flyers snapped their four-game losing streak, beating the Rangers, 2-1, on Thursday.

Another great effort by Steve Mason - 29 saves on 30 shots - finally earned the netminder his second win of the season. But despite his solid play in net, it was almost for naught once again.

Granted the Flyers won the third period, 1-0, they nearly coughed up the lead in the frame several times, and in fact, almost did so.

J.T. Miller's goal with over 14 minutes left in the third tied the game up, 2-2. But fortunately for the Flyers, the play was reviewed and it was determined that Miller clearly kicked the puck into the net.

(Photo: A Flyers/Rangers scrum in the second period that turned into a fight between the Rangers' Brandon Mashinter and the Flyers' Wayne Simmonds. Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Patience Is Key When Assessing Struggling Flyers

Patience is something that is not in the Philadelphia Flyers vocabulary.

Flyers Chairman Ed Snider has not been the model of patience for the Flyers. For years now the team has been in “win now” mode at the expense of future development.

But two years ago, the team shuffled their roster and radically changed their direction, acquiring younger players, prospects and picks. With young players comes growing pains and unfortunately for the Flyers, these players such as Sean Couturier and Wayne Simmonds, are struggling.

With the team’s struggles early in this season, there have been calls for a roster shakeup.