Flyers win 4th straight, top Flames 4-1

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 1, 2014 at 12:08 am •  Published: January 1, 2014
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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brayden Schenn had a night to remember in front of family and friends in the stands.

Schenn scored the winning goal and added two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

"It's obviously a good building to play in," said Schenn, who hails from nearby Saskatoon. "I had friends and family here. It's nice to have a big night here."

Among his cheering section at the Saddledome were his parents and two sisters.

"My immediate family drove down," said Schenn, whose older brother Luke also had an assist for the Flyers. "It's nice to have a good game in front of them."

The 22-year-old forward also scored on Monday night, snapping a 16-game goal drought during Philadelphia's 4-3 shootout win at Vancouver.

"I guess that happens to most guys," said Schenn, who played in the Western Hockey League for the Brandon Wheat Kings and Saskatoon Blades. "They go through slumps and they get a little shot of confidence. Tonight, as a line, as a team, as a whole we worked hard.

"At times there we were obviously playing in our own end a bit, but that's two games in two nights. It was good to come out on top."

Philadelphia coach Craig Berube was pleased to see Schenn contribute on back-to-back nights.

"It helps," Berube said. "Guys that score goals, they lose their confidence when they don't score. You get a goal, it gets you going a little bit. He looked really good."

Mark Streit, Scott Hartnell and Braydon Coburn also scored for the Flyers (20-16-4), who have won four straight and six of seven. Philadelphia has beaten Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary on its Western trip.

Wayne Simmonds added two assists, and backup Ray Emery made 23 saves to improve to 4-7.

Rookie Sean Monahan scored the lone goal for the Flames (14-20-6), who have lost three straight. They fell 2-0 at home to Edmonton on Friday and Vancouver on Sunday.

"Putting the puck in the net gives you confidence, and it's big for me to put the puck in the net," Monahan said. "That helps the team, but at the end of the day I want to win games."

Calgary forward Lee Stempniak, who hasn't recorded a point in 11 games, said the Flames have to start believing in themselves again in order to start winning.



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