Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 6 Months

Wayne Simmonds has 27 points since December 17th.

That is fourth best in the NHL behind teammate Claude Giroux (29), Kyle Okposo (29) and Sidney Crosby (28). His determination has been outstanding this season. "You know you're going to get the same thing from him every night," linemate Brayden Schenn said. "He's going to be up and down the wall. He wins his battles. He's going to be strong in front. He sees the ice well. He's been extra determined. I think he's one of the best net-front guys in the league. He's strong on the power play and dangerous in front of the net." Simmonds is owned in 75 percent of Yahoo! pools so if he is available in yours, grab him.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 6 Months

Wayne Simmonds' goal on Saturday was the 100th of his NHL career.

Simmonds scored it against the team that drafted him 61st overall in the 2007 Draft, the Los Angeles Kings. He was part of the deal along with Brayden Schenn that sent Mike Richards to the Kings during the 2011 off-season. He has 18 goals, 40 points and 81 penalty minutes this season.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 6 Months

Wayne Simmonds registered a goal and an assist in Philadelphia's 2-0 win over Los Angeles on Saturday.

The two-point effort snapped a four-game scoring drought for the Flyers winger. Simmonds has 18 goals and 40 points, along with 81 penalty minutes, in 56 contests this campaign. Claude Giroux also had a goal and a helper in the match.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 6 Months

Wayne Simmonds scored a goal in Philadelphia's 4-3 shootout defeat on Monday.

Simmonds is now on a four-game point streak. He has 17 goals, 20 assists, and 77 penalty minutes in 50 games in 2013-14.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 6 Months

The Philadelphia Flyers' power play has been rather inept and so home fans constantly urge their favorite players to stop passing in a circle and shoot put the puck on net.

"They always want you to shoot," Wayne Simmonds said. "But it's almost like they don't see the guy standing there in front of you, ready to block the shot. We're not stupid." The Flyers are a staggering 11-for-88 (12.5 percent) with the man advantage in Philly. That ranks them 27th in the NHL. They are a different animal on the road, having scored at least one power-play goal in four straight games away from home. Overall, they are 23-for-94 (24.5 percent) on the road, good for fifth in the NHL. "Sometimes, it's just a matter of overcomplicating things and trying to make the extra fancy play," Luke Schenn surmised, even though he's not a member of the Flyers power play. "Sometimes, it goes to every player, even 5-on-5 when you're at home, you try to put on that extra show for the hometown crowd. It's obviously not as successful."

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 6 Months

Wayne Simmonds potted a goal and racked up two assists for the Flyers in Thursday's shootout loss to the Predators.

Simmonds has been exceptional over the last month, having amassed 20 points and 18 penalty minutes over his last 15 games. Brayden Schenn and Andrej Meszaros were the other goal scorers for Philly in the loss.

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Wayne Simmonds recorded two assists on Tuesday.

Simmonds has only been held off the scoresheet in three of his last 14 contests. He has 15 goals and 32 points in 47 games despite being limited to just two points in his first 10 contests of 2013-14.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 7 Months

Wayne Simmonds has nine goals and 13 points in his last nine games.

Simmonds is also plus-five in the nine game stretch as he has improved his numbers to 14 goals and 28 points with a minus-four rating. He got off to a horrible start this season like most Flyers but his recent streak has definitely made him fantasy-worthy.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 7 Months

Wayne Simmonds scored a lone goal in Philadelphia's 2-1 loss to Colorado Thursday night at Pepsi Center.

Simmonds has been outstanding lately. In his past eight games he has scored eight goals and registered four assists. He still has a minus-five rating this season after a slow start. Scott Hartnell and Andrej Meszaros assisted the lone goal.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 7 Months

Wayne Simmonds had two assists on Tuesday and now has 17 points in his last 10 games.

That is a Sidney Crosby pace and not too shabby for the 25-year-old. After a slow start to the season, like all the Flyers, Simmonds has 12 goals and 26 points in 40 games with 65 penalty minutes and a minus-six rating.