Simmonds netted his 23rd goal of the season in overtime Saturday to deliver a 2-1 win over the Sharks.
Simmonds' overall production is as solid as ever -- he's on pace for more than 30 goals and close to 60 points. And he now has a goal in each of his last two games after going scoreless in four coming out of the All-Star break. Simmonds will finish with more than 100 PIM and is a throwback to the old-school power forwards of the past.
Simmonds was named NHL All-Star Game MVP on Sunday, and followed that up by being chosen as the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday.
During Sunday's All-Star Game, Simmonds scored two goals in the Metropolitan Division's 10-6 win over the Atlantic Division and potted the game-winner in the final against the Pacific Division. By being named All-Star MVP, Simmonds became just the second Flyer to receive the honor, with Reggie Leach being the first in 1980. In addition to his All-Star Game exploits, Simmonds recorded two goals in two games earlier in the week, taking him to a tally of 21 goals in 50 games this season.
Simmonds scored his 20th goal of the season during Wednesday's win over the Rangers.
The veteran winger has now hit the 20-goal plateau in each of his past five full seasons, and alongside his excellent supporting statistics, Simmonds has emerged as a high-end fantasy asset because of his cross-category production. His role with the No. 1 power-play unit and ability to slide up and down the depth chart without suffering offensive declines makes him one of the more reliable scorers year in, year out.
Simmonds tallied a goal and an assist in a 3-2 victory over the Islanders on Sunday.
The veteran wing looked a lot better with his new linemates in their second game together. This was the first time since Oct. 30 that Simmonds had two even-strength points in the same game. His minus-17 rating is tough for fantasy owners to swallow, but Simmonds is right where he should be everywhere else with 19 goals, 36 points, 17 power-play points and 76 penalty minutes.
Typically dropping down the lineup isn't a positive, but it isn't far-fetched to suggest the Konecny-Schenn-Simmonds trio is the most dangerous Philadelphia line. Additionally, Simmonds still has his net-front role with the No. 1 power-play unit to help pad his numbers. The veteran winger remains an elite cross-category contributor in all fantasy settings, and you shouldn't overreact to his linemate shuffle at five-on-five.