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Flyers Scoring Streaks

Flyers scored eight unanswered goals over the weekend.

Flyers Scoring Streaks

Over the weekend, the Flyers scored eight unanswered goals for the second time this season, four in erasing a 3-0 deficit to Anaheim on Friday and the first four tallies Saturday in Phoenix.

The other eight-goal barrage came in one game, the 9-2 shelling of Columbus on Nov. 5.

They have also scored seven consecutive goals twice this season:

 Unanswered Goals    8 8 7 7
 Dates  Dec. 2-3  Nov. 5  Oct. 6-8-12  Oct. 29-Nov. 2   
 Time Span  46:40  34:32  113:02  25:44
 Opponents    at Ducks  Blue Jackets  at Bruins  Hurricanes
     (W 4-3, ot)    (W 9-2)    (W 2-1)    (W 5-1)
   at Coyotes    at Devils  at Sabres
     (W 4-2)      (W 3-0)    (W 3-2)
       Canucks  
         (W 5-4)  
 Goals By  Jagr (pp)  van Riemsdyk    Giroux (pp)    Jagr
   Jagr (pp)  Jagr (pp)  Voracek  Talbot (sh)
   Hartnell  Talbot  Giroux  Giroux
   Giroux (pp)  Giroux  Read  Jagr
   Read (pp)  Voracek  Simmonds  Couturier
   Simmonds  Couturier (sh)  Giroux (pp)  van Riemsdyk
   Giroux  Simmonds  Pronger  Hartnell
   Hartnell (pp)     Carle    
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