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Schenn is a player who has stepped his game up since straightening out a few injury and conditioning problems plaguing him earlier in the season.
All six of Schenn's points were scored in January, starting with his first career goal at the Winter Classic.
His physical play has bolstered an under-sized offense, and his determination to get to the net has resulted in all four of his goals. Additionally, his 55 hits are good enough for eighth on the Flyers, despite playing in only 21 of 49 games so far this season.
As No. 10's responsibilities increase with his experience, the Flyers can only improve along with him.
The Flyers have struggled in the faceoff circle all season, but Schenn is rapidly improving in that department. He has his season faceoff average at around 50 percent—not a bad total for a rookie with less than 30 NHL games under his belt.
Really, for Schenn to step up, his role must be increased.
Seeing power play ice-time with all the recent injuries, Schenn cashed in on the opportunity, scoring on the man advantage for the Flyguys' only goal against Winnipeg.
The home penalty kill, ranked at 25th in the league and operating at 78.8 percent (overall PK: 11th place, 85.3 percent) can only benefit from Schenn's skill set, as his faceoff prowess and defensive awareness will be key components moving down the stretch, and his physical play will keep power plays off balance while also energizing a recently-quiet Wells Fargo Center crowd.
Sean Couturier, Matt Read and a crew of rookies have been key contributors to this point, and it is now Schenn's turn to prove his place in the lineup.
Oh, and on a side note, would anybody else like to hear "THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE PAID FOR BRA(Y)DEN!" played throughout the Big Joint every time Schenn scores? Personally, I feel there can never be enough Slap Shot references, you know?