Neuvirth makes 28 saves, B.Schenn, Simmonds score PP goals as Flyers snap six-game losing streak with 3-0 win over Jets

Updated: November 8, 2015 at 1:21 am by Brady Trettenero

Slump Busters.

Michal Neuvirth made 28 saves for his NHL-leading third shutout of the season, while Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds netted power-play goals, helping the Flyers snap a six-game winless streak with a 3-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets Saturday night at the MTS Centre.

Matt Read added an empty-net goal for the Flyers, who got two assists from Claude Giroux.

The Flyers power play was ranked 29th in the NHL entering the game and was 0-for-16 through its past seven games.

With the victory, the Flyers close out their five-game road trip  with a 1-3-1 record.

Ondrej Pavelec made the start in goal for Winnipeg, turning away 20 of 22 shots.

Despite getting outshot 12-5 in the opening period, the Flyers got off to a much better start than in their previous games on the road trip and capitalized early with Jets’ forward Alexander Burmistrov in the penalty box.

Brayden Schenn got the Flyers on the board with a power-play goal 5:54 into the first period.

Claude Giroux worked the puck on the sidewall before finding Schenn at the top of the circle. Schenn wired a shot past Pavelec for his fifth goal on the season and the Flyers first power-play tally in seven games.

Simmonds made it 2-0 with 9:44 left in the game when he jammed a rebound past Pavelec for his second goal of the season. The goal came after Pavelec got his stick caught in the net and found himself caught out of position. Giroux drove the shot on net and Simmonds tucked home the loose puck, ending a seven-game goalless drought.

Matt Read would add an empty-net goal, sealing the Flyers’ first victory in seven games.

Key Stats/ Takeaways

  • Michal Neuvirth is on another level right now. He’s leading the NHL with three shutouts and has stopped 195 of 203 shots in his last six starts (.961 save percentage)
  • R.J. Umberger dropped the gloves with Jets’ Captain Andrew Ladd in the second period after Ladd took exception to a hit from Umberger on Blake Wheeler. R.J got the worst of it and had to go to the dressing room for stitches
  • With two assists tonight, Claude Giroux was credited with the 123rd multi-point game of his career. He now has four points in his last four games
  • The Flyers were playing for the seventh time in 12 nights, but looked anything but tired against the Jets
  • Radko Gudas had an excellent game on the blueline, dishing out a punishing five hits. He was credited with three blocked shots and was a force to be reckoned with all evening. He logged 20:59 of ice time, including 3:48 shorthanded where he helped shut down the dangerous Winnipeg power play
  • Sam Gagner was inserted into the lineup in place of Vincent Lecavalier. Gagner logged 10:19 of ice time and was credited with two shots on goal
  • While it wasn’t a goal, Jakub Voracek picked up an assist and came oh so close to getting his first of the season. Jake fired four shots on goal in the win

The Highlight Reel

(The best Flyers GIFS from the game)

Brayden Schenn puts Flyers up 1-0

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Giroux dangling

Gudas a punishing force tonight

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Simmonds makes it 2-0!

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Winless streak: Over

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#PlayBoldly

(The best tweets sent out during the game)

Good morning

It can get loud in Winnipeg

Okay then

#HockeyFightsCancer night

Brayden Schenn scores!

Quite the intermission on HNIC

Wayne Train!

Matt Read with the empty-netter!

It’s a win!

Slump Busters

Capture This

(The best photos from the game)

Pregame

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Brayden Schenn on the board!

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Lappy ain’t happy

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Giroux on the draw

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Just Chatting

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Oops

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NEXT UP: Flyers vs. Avalanche, Tuesday November 10, 7:00 PM, Wells Fargo Center

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