Simmonds exploded for two more goals -- one on the power play -- and an assist Thursday in a 6-3 victory at Nashville. He added two PIM and a plus-3 rating. Simmonds has been burning it up over the last five games, racking up six goals and three helpers, and it's caused him to slow down his PIM production a bit, well, fantasy owners aren't complaining. After all, he's picked up a power-play point in every game of this streak and is still providing a strong dose of hits.
Simmonds took eight shots and scored two goals -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Canadiens. That's now four goals and six points in the last four games for Simmonds, who's taken a stunning 24 shots on goal in that span. Like most of the Flyers, he slumped through the beginning of the season, but January was Simmonds' best month (nine points in 11 games) and February is certainly off to a fine start. His combination of power-play production and pugilism remains quite welcome on fantasy rosters of nearly all shapes and sizes.
Simmonds scored both Philadelphia goals Monday but it wasn't enough in a 3-2 loss to the visiting Bruins. He also fired a whopping nine shots on goal. Simmonds threw a ton of rubber at Tuukka Rask but wasn't able to deliver the hat trick in a game where he also racked up five hits and a minor penalty. He's now got 14 goals to go with his 14 assists, 88 PIM and 111 shots on goal this season and will continue to be relied upon by Philly for secondary scoring behind Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek.
Simmonds collected a helper and two PIM in Sunday's 2-1 win over Detroit. He nearly had himself a three-game goal streak and a game-winner, but referees called him for interference on goalkeeper Petr Mrazek. He does, however, own a three-game points streak, and he'll see if it continues when he faces the Maple Leafs Tuesday at home.
Simmonds grabbed a power play goal in the third to help force overtime in Saturday's shootout loss to the Rangers. Goals in back-to-back games has Simmonds inching up toward a high-20s goal pace, where you hope to see him. The production has come a little slower this year, but it's a good sign that the well is far from dry.
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