By Dan Bylsma, Craig Mitchell and Jason MacDougall-USA TODAY SportsThe Flyers are using the power they have at their disposal to push past ice for the first time in more than a year.
On Friday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Flyers captain Claude Giroux went for a 2-on-1 breakaway against Alexander Wennberg and had the puck pushed up the ice.
A little over six minutes into the period, Giroux got the puck back and started a breakaway.
It was all downhill from there.
The Flyers had to play three more periods of the first period to secure a 3-2 win and extend their record to 4-0-0.
It was a huge boost for the Flyers who are now at 5-0 in their last seven games.
Giroux is no stranger to pressure, but he’s never had this much pressure before.
He’s scored on the power play only once in his career.
The pressure comes with the Flyers having the NHL’s fourth best power play and a power play that has been tied for seventh in goals.
The Penguins were one of the few teams that didn’t try to break through the Flyers power play on Friday night.
They were shut out for the season.