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GREENBERG: The best of the week

A look at the best goals, plays and moments from this past Flyers week

by Jay Greenberg @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

Shots - Travis Konecny circled off the left boards to just below the right faceoff dot and buried the puck under the crossbar on Sergei Bobrovsky's short side to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead on Columbus. Ivan Provorov did much the same on Cam Ward to open the scoring against Carolina.

Passes - Brayden Schenn backhanded one from along the sidewall over two lines to spring Claude Giroux into the Devils zone to set up the opening score in Newark.

Schenn also pinpointed one from the corner thorough traffic to Dale Weise, whose tip on goal was put back by Sean Couturier for the first score of the 4-0 win over the Penguins.

Play - By Giroux. Set up as above by Schenn, the captain beat a flatfooted Jon Merrill and backhanded a pass to Jake Voracek, who hit a wide-open Michael Del Zotto coming up the slot. It's rare to see that much open space created at even strength anymore.

Flyer - Schenn. Set up the two aforementioned goals with impressive passes, scored on a power play one-timer rocket against Columbus, and had the overtime winner to defeat the Hurricanes. That would make him the Player of Any Week.

Video: CAR@PHI: Schenn cleans up loose puck for OT winner

Hustle Plays - Both on forechecks by Couturier, outracing the Penguins' Justin Schultz and the Hurricanes' Jordan Staal to reach dump ins and start plays that led to goals. 

Play at the Blueline - Provorov made a skate save of a Penguins' hard-around to feed Shayne Gostisbehere, whose rebound was converted by Wayne Simmonds.

Leap - By Simmonds to get out of the way of Gostisbehere's point drive, before stashing the rebound for the 200th goal of No. 17's career.

Video: PIT@PHI: Simmonds buries rebound for 200th NHL goal

Power Move - By Couturier to the net in overtime against the Hurricanes to enable Schenn to put in the winner.

Save - Steve Mason anticipated Scott Hartnell's two-on-one pass to Sam Gagner and slid across to make the stop.

Defenseman - Provorov. Played 27 minutes in the win over Pittsburgh and had three points in the Carolina victory.

Break - With Mason pulled; Travis Konecny's passout from behind the goal went in off Brett Pesce to send the Carolina game into overtime.

Use of Fast Hands And Even Quicker Thinking - By Konecny. How many "lucky" goals did Wayne Gretzky bank in off some poor sap from behind the net?

Video: CAR@PHI: Konecny banks bad-angle shot into the net

Silver Lining for the Long Term - Dale Weise spent the week in front of the goal, tipping pucks, screening goalies and doing the things Ron Hextall believed Weise would do in signing him to a four-year deal last summer.

Reason to Stay Tuned - Schenn, Couturier and Weise seem to have some chemistry together. Valtteri Filppula has not yet had a scoring burst but there is every reason to believe he will center a productive line with Konecny, who has been refreshed in his rookie year by the month he missed, and Voracek. Filppula's acquisition has lengthened the lineup and given the team three lines that can score.

Best Tweet

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: #FLYERS shut out the Penguins, 4-0!!! �� #PITvsPHIBack at it tomorrow in New Jersey, 7pm. pic.twitter.com/cTQyR2CAND

Best Instagram -

Maybe he'll change his mind after tonight... �� #PITvsPHI

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