If the Flyers are going to pull out of their scoring slump, they’re going to need nights like Tuesday in which one line gets hot.
Jakub Voracek had his first two-assist game, while linemates Brayden Schenn and Tye McGinn each had tip-in goals to propel the Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Jets on Tuesday night at MTS Centre.
It was just the Flyers' second road win this season (2-6-0). They lost, 5-2, Monday in Toronto.
“Everyone stepping up -- Jake, Schenner and Tye on their line, they were unbelievable,” Flyers captain Claude Giroux said. “It was a real team effort and Bryz (Ilya Bryzgalov) made the key saves for us.”
McGinn, whose physical presence can’t be understated on the ice, also scored in the Leafs’ loss. The 22-year-old rookie was a mere assist away from getting a Gordie Howe hat trick, too.
“That would have been nice,” McGinn said. “I haven’t had one of those in a while. We played together before a few games and had some chemistry.
“Jake and Schenn make the game very simple for each other out there and for myself as well. They find me and I try to find them.”
For the second night in succession, there was a goalie change caused by injury. Jets starter Al Montoya suffered a lower-body injury late and was replaced by Ondrej Pavelec to start the third period.
Bryzgalov, who again had a strong outing, had to protect a 2-1 lead going into that final stanza.
At 4:17, Voracek caused a turnover along the boards and shot the puck to the paint where McGinn tipped it past Pavelec.
“He’s been such a nice addition to our lineup,” coach Peter Laviolette said. “He’s big, he’s strong. He checks. Fights once in a while. Score goals. Sticks up for his teammates. All things you look for when a player comes up -- positive contributions.”
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