Wayne Simmonds assisted on both Philadelphia Flyers goals in their 2-1 win over Washington on Wednesday.
Simmonds' first two points of the postseason were the key to Philadelphia's first victory of the series. The 32-goal scorer has failed to find the back of the net on 10 shots this series, but that's going to have to change in a hurry if the Flyers hope to extend their season any further.
Simmonds has established career-bests in goals (32), PIM (147), hits (192) and shots (229), and tied his best in points (60) this season. This kind of production makes him an elite fantasy contributor -- there are very few players who combine his scoring and snarl. Simmonds has one more game to increase all those tallies -- the
Simmonds hit a new career high by scoring his 30th goal of the season. The net-front specialist has seen a boost in his numbers this season, as he has also hit a career high in assists with 28. The
Wayne Simmonds notched two power-play goals and set up another in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
He's on a three-game, five-point streak right now and has 16 points, including seven goals, in his last 17 games. Simmonds has been instrumental in the Philadelphia Flyers ' run toward a wild card berth and now has 28 goals and 56 points on the season. Factor in his 141 PIM, 182 hits and 212 shots, and you have one of the league's best fantasy producers.
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