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As much as the Flyers prepared for the NHL’s best team, the start of the game took them off guard. The St. Louis Blues were all over the place before the Flyers buckled down and got the better of them in a 4-1 win, extending their victorious streak to five. “I’ve got to be honest, it felt like they had seven guys on the ice in the first period,” said Jake Voracek, who notched his 19th goal of the season in the third period. “They were everywhere. I was like, ‘Wow, it’s going to be a long night.’ But I think that we started to skate a little bit better the last five minutes of the period, and we carried it over in the second and in the third.” Early in the game, the Flyers relied heavily on Steve Mason, who made 32 saves in his 30th win of the season. In the Flyers’ hot streak, the 25-year-old goalie accounts for four of the wins, with a 1.50 goals-against average and .948 save percentage in that span. “Anytime you’re gonna win it’s a team thing, though, so I’m not going to take
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