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Several Philadelphia Flyers forwards have been playing lights-out hockey in the month of February.
Wayne Simmonds, Brayden Schenn, Zac Rinaldo and Jake Voracek have elevated their play to another level, and the Flyers are reaping the benefits. With Matt Read being out for at least another five weeks, these forwards must continue their offensive dominance.
Simmonds might be playing the best all-around hockey for the club. He's fighting, scoring, checking, passing and doing everything else in between. He's a man possessed on the ice.
Schenn has blossomed into a legitimate offensive threat. After posting a total of two points in the month of January, he erupted for 16 points in February.
Rinaldo appears to have matured overnight. The hot-headed forward, who usually opts to drop the gloves over walking away, is a much more disciplined hockey player—though he still likes to talk a good game. He is currently fifth in the league for hits and a true Broad Street Bully.
Lastly, Voracek has been the Flyers' MVP this season. Like Schenn, he started the season slow with three points in January, but ended February with 21 points. He leads the team in points, goals and assists and is playing the best hockey oh his career.
Making a playoff run will be much easier if these players can continue their sensational play.