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Simmonds 1st Star of the Week

Guest TedZep

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That's using your head!

The goal he scored against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon to spark a comeback by his Philadelphia Flyers wasn't the sole reason forward Wayne Simmonds won NHL First Star of the Week honors.

But let's face it -- when you manage to put the puck in the net using your face to deflect a shot, you deserve your fair share of credit.

Simmonds scored four other goals this past week in much less painful fashion to help the Flyers make a surge in the Eastern Conference standings.

In his first season with the Flyers after arriving as part of the Mike Richards summer blockbuster, Simmonds nearly has doubled his previous high for goals with 27 this season. He started his four-game goal streak in a loss Monday to the Lightning, and then helped the Flyers go on a 2-0-1 run. He scored twice and added an assist in a rout of the Maple Leafs, had a Brayden Schenn shot find the net by route of his face as Philadelphia overcame a 3-0 deficit to get a point in a shootout loss to Ottawa, and scored the go-ahead power-play goal in the third period as the Flyers rallied from two goals down for a key 6-4 win that moved them to within a point of the Penguins for the No. 4 seed and home ice in the first round of the playoffs.

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