The power play continues to be an issue, the 0-for-6 performance tonight pushes the Flyers to 1-for-19 in their last 6 games, after they had a very good start the first 5 games.
With Vinny back in the lineup Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (Pebbles) was moved back to center the fourth line. It's a shame because that second line was working well together and Wayne Simmonds would benefit more from having the quicker Pebbles on his line.
Steve Mason got the start tonight for the first time since the Chicago game on October 21. Mase still was not able to collect a win though. His season record is now 0-4-1. In defense of Mason tonight, he was playing the Cole Hamels role, doing his job fine but getting no offensive support.
Highly-touted rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad scored his first NHL goal tonight for the Panthers in the third period. Veteran & team captain Willie Mitchell scored the other Florida goal.
The Flyers will see the Florida Panthers again in less than a week. They'll have a rematch at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, but first the Edmonton Oilers must be dealt with. They come to Philly Tuesday for 7:00pm puck drop.
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