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PST: Simmonds powering Flyers' power play
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One of the bright spots for the Flyers this season has been the play of Wayne Simmonds.

The 25-year-old power forward has been a catalyst for the Flyers on the power play, tallying 12 goals on the man advantage, good for third in the NHL.

On Monday's edition of "Philly Sports Talk," CSNPhilly.com Flyers insider Tim Panaccio spoke about the way Simmonds has been used on the power play and how it's benefited the entire unit.

"One of the things you like about how they're using Wayne Simmonds right now, the Flyers put him in that paint area around the goaltender and then they move [Claude] Giroux and [Scott] Hartnell off to the circles," Panaccio explained.

"It forces teams to go out there and guard against the pass across to Hartnell, so they're giving Simmonds space down low and he's really taking advantage of it."

Simmonds has already set new career-highs in assists (29) and points (50) through 67 games.