Over the past couple of years Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds has developed into one of the best net-front power play presences in the NHL, and he showed why in the first period of Game 6 of Philadelphia's Eastern Conference playoff series on Tuesday.
After getting absolutely robbed by Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist on a slick passing play involving Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell, Simmonds stuck with the play for a second and third attempt that finally resulted in a power play goal to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Any of these shots could have easily ended up in the back of the net.
Since joining the Flyers prior to the 2011-12 season, Simmonds has scored 32 power play goals, many from that same spot on the ice, which is good enough for third in the entire NHL behind only Alex Ovechkin and James Neal.
The Flyers are getting dominated on the scoreboard at even-strength in this series, but their power play has been outstanding scoring on six of their first 17 attempts to keep them in it.