Streaking Flyers roll along

1 Hearing voices — There’s no doubt coach Peter Laviolette has taken the Flyers to see the Wizard to get some heart. The Flyers have scored first in their last 10 games and the team is 20-5-3 when scoring first, 14-3-1 when leading after the first period, and an impressive 19-0-2 going into the third period.

2 The pessimist —
Yes, the Flyers are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. Before your palpitations get the best of you, just one of those wins came against a playoff-caliber team (a 7-4 win vs. Pittsburgh). Their other tilt, the Winter Classic ended in a 2-1 overtime loss. Of their next 10 games, only three are against Stanley Cup contenders.

3 Showing net worth —
Goalie Michael Leighton entered last night with a 7-0-1 record in nine starts with a 2.07 goals-against-average and .931 save percentage. Leighton stopped 27-of-30 Dallas shots in earning his eighth win since becoming the team’s early Christmas present.

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