PHILADELPHIA -- As the Flyers learned on Monday that one of their leading scorers, Jakub Voracek, would be out at least two weeks with a lower-body injury, the need was crucial for a secondary scorer to step up in his place.
And with Ron Hextall standing pat at today's Trade Deadline -- just the third time the Flyers (29-22-11) have done that since 1997 -- that need would have to come from someone already established on the roster. No reinforcements would be able to come by way of another squad.
Enter Brayden Schenn. Schenn recorded three goals over the first two periods -- for his first-career hat trick -- in a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames, giving the Flyers their third-consecutive win.